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for as lengthy as I deserve to remember, my grandmother and her friends have actually been a component of a quilting bee. I remember sit under the quilt framework pretending that i was surrounded by a forest of familiar trees and also that their stitches were messages native giants written throughout the sky. I supplied to invest my summers through my grandmother and also my great-aunt, who stayed in Grasse, California. My mom would recording me there once she take it off v her latest boyfriend. My parents" marital relationship didn"t last very long. They stated they didn"t love every other any kind of more. Or possibly they were simply afraid the their relationship had actually become just like everyone else"s. They at some point parted as friends. And I eventually stopped thinking it was all my fault. The reality is it"s no one"s fault. Periodically love simply dies. In ~ this moment in time, I"m functioning on my third, and also I hope final, effort at mine master"s thesis. At any time I"m about to finish, i decide to switch topics. Ns can"t assist it. It appears the much more I know about something, well, the much less I wanna know around it. On peak of that, mine sweetheart Sam is taking our residence apart and also putting it earlier together in some mysterious brand-new form. I"ve decided to walk away because that the summer. This makes Sam nervous. He thinks I"m leaving because last night he proposed to me. Sam"s great, and also I yes, really love him. And I"m . This is not an unreasonable period to obtain married. Specifically if you"ve uncovered your feasible soul mate. But how perform you merge right into this thing referred to as "couple", and still keep a small room for yourself? and also how perform we even know we"re only supposed to be v one person for the rest of ours lives? The job Sam drove me come my an excellent Aunt Glady"s house, the Grasse quilting punishment was there setup up to make a new quilt. They"ve always met below at Aunt Glady"s. My grandmother relocated in ~ she"d shed her husband. They have actually been fighting ever since. Anyone defers to Anna, who is the understand quilter. She offered to occupational for my Aunt Glady, but these job it appears they"re all functioning for her. My least favorite is Sophie. Once I was a tiny girl, she constantly made me cry. And then there"s Em, who"s married come an artist, and for part reason, that renders everyone feeling sorry because that her. I constantly idolized Anna"s daughter, Mariana. She had actually lived in Paris which make her very mysterious come me as soon as I was a kid. She taught me French, do cafe au laits. And the year I acquired my period, she offered me a glass the red wine. -Sam, I"m therefore happy to view you. Come, let"s relocate some furniture together. -Shouldn"t you be utilizing a computer? -No, ns don"t to trust computers. They lose things. -Not if you recognize what you"re doing. -Sophie. -What? -I made girlfriend a tape. All the songs I wrote in the title. -Thanks. -Are you gonna it is in OK through this? -Yeah, I"m fine. I obtained a lot to do, for this reason bye. -So you"ll come choose me increase in September? -Maybe, probably not. -You"d letter. -Bye. -Bye. -The difficulty with a quilt choose this is each of these squares space made by different hands. For this reason I have actually to lug all these various squares together and also balance them in harmonious... Design. First, we have actually to find a theme. Now for this details quilt, the theme is "Where love resides". -You placed too lot sugar in the ice tea. -I did not. It"s got like a tea spoon and half in it. -In a entirety cup, I have the right to taste it. -Give it a rest, will you? -Bicker, bicker, bicker, do a gal period quicker. -So what you"re speak is that by harmonizing all these various elements, you"re creating kind of continuous in the piece? -No, what I"m saying is i don"t desire to end up v some cursed ugly quilt. -Sweetie. Explain to us again what sort of a book this is you"re writing. -Well, it"s no a book. It"s a thesis. Looking at woman"s handy work-related in assorted tribal cultures, and also I"m showing that how making a basket or a ceiling or a digging rod or whatever. It"s every done v a sense of ritual. -I assumed you were writing around the Victorians. -No, the was a various thesis. -What happened to that one? -I simply became much more interested in this subject. -You didn"t end up it. -No. -Well, why not? -Chill, Sophie. -By the way, ns spotted a fellow for Anna. -Does anybody understand Frank Ipsy who comes by here with the eggs? -Glady. Frank has actually a cancer. -So you obtained me a sick one, too. -Finn, as soon as are friend gonna start having babies? -My god! i don"t know. -Are you utilizing protection? -Sophie! -Oh, Sophie. Leave my grandniece alone. -So this quilt this you"re functioning on. Is this something you"re making because that this state fair? -It"s her wedding quilt, honey. -Oh! "Here come the bride. Right here comes the bride." -Grandma, carry out you mind if I placed on part music? -Hell no. -Hey, Finn. -Hey, Constance. -Sorry, I"m late. -Quite every right. -You desire to smoke? -No, ns don"t think I"d better. -What the hell, if ns knew whereby love resides. -Well, i don"t recognize why your mommy divorced your father and also stayed friends through him. If you still love each other, why don"t you simply stay married? -Well, some civilization like to acquire a new car every various other year. -Uhhh... Watch what girlfriend did. -Now we"re every family. -You know, when your father and mother obtained married, castle were an extremely immature... I m sorry isn"t the same instance with you and Sam. -You know what mother said come me once? She"s therefore crazy. How did she gain so crazy? -Don"t look at me. -She claimed that as soon as I get married, I"m gonna wanna have an affair. -Oh, she doesn"t recognize what she"s talking about. -Half of which is forbidden. -Don"t be such a cynic. -I"m not. Mine grand-niece wants to recognize why the marital relationship vow"s thought about such a spiritual thing... In fact to most world it method nothing in ~ all. -I take it my marriage an extremely seriously. You were too young to remember her grandfather. He and I had a very special love. Which I"m sure your Aunt Gladiola was mindful of. -Very much aware. That"s what do the totality thing therefore stunning. -Why room you happen this up appropriate now? -You lugged it up. -Fine, girlfriend wanna tell her, walk tell her. Ns don"t care. -Tell me what? Is this a mistake, letting you two smoke? -No, no, sweetie. I"m a tiny high ideal now. I"d have your aunt top top the floor beating her senseless. -You"re gonna need a lot an ext than that. -Shut up. -All right. I"ll tell girlfriend what happened. But I"d choose to speak one thing first with your aunt"s permission. -Be mine guest. As soon as you invest your life with someone... And also they begin to die... And also you feeling this terrible, terrible... ...severing. For this reason you carry out things there is no thinking. Due to the fact that what you have actually to confront is so... ...deeply unthinkable. -Could I use your phone? -Arthur Cleary. Hy, is that you? What"s wrong? -Is Glady v you? -No. No, Glady... She need to be out shopping. James didn"t... -No. He"s still here. I just... ...need someone to come pick me up. -I"ve obtained to get earlier to the office soon. -What if ns take you to our house? -No. -All right. OK. -I just... I have to lie down prior to I walk back. Now I have to uncover me a tree. I need some peace before I walk back. -I was at the hospital today. James didn"t understand where you"d gone. I told him you had to scoot the end to city or something. The was rather upset. -I know. That told me. -I just uncover it hard that you simply left the hospital without even leaving him a note. -You simply took off for a ride with my husband. -Glady. What are you doing? Honey. What are you doing? Come on. -Glady. -I don"t wanna hear a word the end of either of you! -You stink of her perfume! -Oh, shit. -Glady. May we job-related this out? If you desire me to go away, I"ll do that. But if you want me come stay, that"s what i want. Glady, what"s taken place to ours marriage? ns mean, it"s to be so long because we even shared the exact same bed. It was hard on me, sugar. What carry out you want me to do? -She"s mine sister! -Glady. -Oh, sweetheart. -Glady. -What the hell space you doing? -I"m trying to discover something ns haven"t smashed. -Honey, I"m walking to job-related now. -As friend wish, dear. -Sweetheart. It"s really sort of creepy. Friend know? can you toss all that junk out? -Self expression heals the hurt heart. -Glady, because that God"s sake. -Here. You deserve to iron on your own. -Glady. Aren"t you ever going to forgive me? -You do you own bed. -Don"t you recognize why ns did it? -Frankly the reason eludes me. -Your sister to be the closest I might get to you. -Get out! acquire out! obtain out! -You must have actually been upset for a really long time. -Your grandm won"t come in right here so I"m stuck to doing all the laundry. -Did grandpa ever find out? -I had made decision to tell him everything. Permit the man die enlightened. Ns was crazy, Finn. I would"ve excellent anything. -Yeah. Sweetheart. -I lugged ice cream. -Thank you. -Did you ever forgive Uncle Arthur? -Yeah. Ns forgave him. -That"s what friend do once someone dies. -Did you ever forgive grandma? -Well. I let her move in with me. -That is no necessarily the exact same thing. -You sleep here. I"m going come bed. -By the way, it to be so great of friend to take it me in. -It"s too warm to work. Come on. Come swimming v us. -That old dog! -Dean, I"m watching you. -Just talking, Glady. Simply talking. -Just talking, my foot. -Just imagine what he"s talk about. -You know what I just did? I just did laps law the butterfly stroke. You recognize what my eight feel favor right now? -No. -Feel like you might take off and also fly. -So space you in training? -Yeah. I"m walk to it is in an s swimmer. -Yeah? -What"s your name? -Finn. -Like ~ above a fish? -No, v a double "N". It"s one of those weird hippie names. -Oh, it"s a beautiful name. -Finn. It"s a thing that slices with the water. That"s what offers fishes their speed. -How come I"ve never seen you here before? I"m just right here for the summer. -You"re indigenous the city? -Berkeley. -Ahh... Where the smart civilization live. -Not really. -I have the right to tell you"re among them. -Long line. -Yeah. -I"m yes, really hot. I"m gonna walk jump in the water. -My name is Leon. -Oh, OK. Leon. Check out you later. -Who was the young man I saw you with? -Oh, simply someone who wanted come talk. -Little girls. That"s not allowed! -Sophie quiet scaring children. -That"s exactly how she resides so long. -You should"ve viewed her once she was her age. Mine god! She had actually a stunning figure. -Well! -I"m Pres Mitchells. What"s her name? -Sophie. -Sophie? -Sophie Darling. -Did you say darling? -Yeah. Like the family members name in Peter Pan. -I thought... I believed that... No. -What? -I assumed that you called me darling. -Oh, god. NO. -I like your name. I prefer it really much. -Do girlfriend now? -When we obtain married, we"ll break traditions. You deserve to keep it. -Excuse me? -Do friend dive competitively? -No. I simply do it for myself. I like the sensation of falling. -You swim favor a mermaid, friend know? -I do? -So what carry out you wanna do in her life? -I don"t know. Get married you, ns guess. -A college boy. That"s good. Yet listen, honey. You let that do many of the talking. Since men, specifically smart men, they choose a good listener. -Mom, don"t! -It"s OK come shine a little, though. Males like come think they uncovered the treasure. -It"s just a date. I"m no gonna marry him. -You never know. No, no. This is the one. Now I love you, baby. You"re just not pretty enough to it is in on your own. -Good night, mom. -Good night, Mrs.Darling. -Oh, these bugs are gonna eat girlfriend alive. -You keep your delicate parts covered. -I"ll get my door. -It"s hotsy totsy tonight. -I"ve made a dinner preventive for... -I have gained a better idea. -Be careful. Great night, Preston. -Hey. This is where I usually concerned swim. You choose it? -I"m a geologist. And that"s mine major. Rocks. -God! I"m sorry. Ns didn"t even ask. -No, no, that"s every right. -No, no. I shouldn"t have actually been doing all the talking. -So call me more. -This is what I"d favor to do. I"d favor to take trip the whole planet. And also study every component of her. Specifically where absent is met up v waters. That"s where you get the many spectacular effects. That"s once you obtain the cool Canyons. There"s nothing choose water come wear under a mountain and open up a secret to you. -You recognize in Arizona... -Stay right there. Don"t move. -Let"s go about the human being together. I"ll examine rocks. -You have the right to swim down in the bottom the the canyon, swim across the middle of entirety volcanoes. -Get me away from here. -Where are you going this time? -They wanna send me approximately Colorado... To check out the website of the dam. -Shhh. -Pres. I"m no gonna raise this kid alone. You have to get a project in town. -Sophie. I can"t invest my life doing soil tests because that farmers. -And ns can"t be left behind prefer some old bag! -Look, as soon as the baby gets a little older, you can come follow me too. -Before that, just how do I understand you won"t run off? -Why would certainly I execute that? -That"s what you"re saying now. -Sophie, this is crazy. Why would certainly I operation away? -Because that happens. -Are you gonna be far for really long, daddy? -Not for this reason long, sweetheart. Just about or weeks. -I wanna go to college. -We have the right to only afford come send one of you. It"s an ext important for Pres Jr. To go. -But I"m the oldest. -A girl doesn"t have to go come college. Friend can get married. -That"s not what ns want. -We don"t constantly get what us want. -What"s that? -It"s a pond. For you. I thought you could... Wade about in that or store fish in the or every little thing you want. Ns think it"s deep enough. -What do you think around getting part gold fish in it? Evie states she desires some gold fish. Remember as soon as you take it me to the swimming hole? Why go you stop going? -I came to be a wife, ns guess. -Preston. Pres. Let"s go down to the swimming hole. Pres. -So what happened? -He never ever came back. -Oh, look. Sam is here. -Hi, Sam. -So just how come you"re here? -I to let go you. And I wanted to walk over the house? -Sam, are you staying for dinner? -Sure. -Good. -If you allow me. -Oh, yeah. -Did you walk swimming? -Yeah. -I"m gonna take this while the end here. Between the kitchen and the dining room, this section ideal here? -Yeah. -This is her office. -No, i told friend I wanted a be separate room. -I know. I know. Ns tried to job-related it out. Yet then friend know, the home isn"t just large enough. -What about this? -That would certainly be ours guest room. -Screw the guest room. Let "em sleep ~ above the couch. -Ok, ns just... I just thought us should have actually an extra room for whatever. If we have a baby or because that work space or... -This is a baby"s room? -Just a feasible use the space. -You suppose me to have actually a baby appropriate away? -No, ns don"t suppose you to do anything. -Well, you just said... This is the baby"s room. -Finn, we"re just going end the blueprints. -OK. -Is that typical you don"t wanna have kids? -Well, not ideal now. No. -Do you mean not right now or never? -Why is this miscellaneous I need to answer best now? -If friend don"t wanna have actually kids, we need to talk about it. -Well, fine! Sam. Yet you know, this isn"t something i wanna be thinking around right now. I"m trying to end up my paper. -Well, friend went swimming. -So? -So obviously you have time for other things as well as work. -O man, ns can"t... Ns can"t believe this! You come down right here to spy top top me? -I can"t think this attitude you"re offering me. -You were an alleged to give me 3 months. 3 months to get my head together. And also here you room two mainly later. -This is bullshit. You"re obtaining cold feet. -Oh, man. -You are. I deserve to see that look on your face. -What look? -That look! It"s that very same look once your mother gets once she"s gonna dump one of her boyfriends. The look. Oh, Please! What am ns doing through a carpenter? Why don"t I obtain somebody better, a tiny smarter, or someone doesn"t also care about me? -You room so wrong. For this reason wrong. -Am I? Whatever. Let"s... Let"s just do this. -I"m not favor my mother, Sam. -OK. The extra room would be her office, and also you want... Whatever. You desire a built-in-desk or shelves? What execute you want? -I don"t care. -Doesn"t care. -Will you be spending the night, Sam? -No. Ns don"t think so. -Sam. Don"t drive crazy simply "cause you"re mad in ~ me. "This is Sam. This is the machine. You recognize what come do." -Hi. It"s me again. Room you there? Are... You.. There? OK, well. I... Simply wanted to call and say... The I"m yes, really sorry around the fight we had actually and... I"m just... Sorry for being such a horrible... -Hello. Hello? that is this? -Shit!!! -Hi, sleepy head. Wish I can stay in bed that long. -What"s walk on through her? -She to be up every night do the efforts to contact Sam. Part girl answered. -Oh, dear. The sounds bad. -Not necessarily. -I don"t know. Ns don"t like any of these colors. -Honey, may I sign up with you? -Oh... Yeah. -I"m certain you know about this tiny involvement in between my husband and... ...what"s she name. This isn"t the first time he"s fooled around. Dean is not a standard man. He"s an artist. The acts out. He"s been acting out due to the fact that the first moment we were married. -Then why you remained with him so long? -Well, I"ve live all mine life in this town and also being married come Dean makes me feel unusual. -Dean won"t drink American coffee. He renders us walk all the way to mountain Francisco to the Italian section to obtain it. -Where"s he right now? -He"s in the studio through a student. -Uh-huh. -What"s that an alleged to mean? -I"d simply keep my eyes on him. That"s all. -You sound like your mother. -Do girlfriend love the girl? -No! No! No! No! the was simply a physical pleasure! -Dean, protect against it! -I"m sorry, Em. I"m an artist. That renders me greedy and also selfish. You"re a beautiful woman. I don"t deserve you. I"m a pathetic excuse because that a husband. -I need to leave you. -What? -I can"t live favor this. I have to leave you. We have actually to gain a divorce. -Yeah, but I"ll die. -Oh, Dean. -I"m certain you can"t believe me. Friend can"t to trust me. Friend should find someone new. Yet I"ll dice if you leave me. -Dean, what space you doing? Dean! gain away! -Please forgive me. Don"t leaving me. Please. Beautiful Emma. I can"t let you leave me. Continue to be with me. I"ll repaint old man. Fat, old, every warty males with all their apparel on. Please. I love you. -I"ll acquire it. -I do. I need you. It"s killing me. You shouldn"t contact me here. I know. Ns know. It"s tough for me too, baby. -Oh, god! five my God! You boy of a bitch! ns can"t believe you"re act this. What carry out you save doing this? -I can"t manage it. -You bastard! -And so ns left him. I went to continue to be at my parents" house... I m sorry isn"t speak much. They just lived only two roads away. All the same, it took Dean three months to find me. -Em. Em. -What are you doing here? -What makes you think i should ever before come earlier to you? -This one on top. -It"s because that the best, dear. -Unbelievable! -Well, I"ve come to believe that Dean is more typical than not. It"s a sample of nature. The woman keeps the colony while the masculine goes out and flaunts his feathers. -Oh, screw that! -Yeah! -I"ve made decision finally to leave him. Please, don"t phone call anyone. -Of food not. -I don"t typical to stroked nerves you. I carried these for you. -Thank you. I"m around to take a break. Walk ahead. Sit down. -Did you flourish these? -My family has a field. -Oh. -I simply pick these. They"re still heat from the sun. -Here. -I don"t understand what I"m gonna execute with the yellow patch. The throws the totality damn balance off. Constance. What room you doing come me? -As I taken it, the theme is claimed to it is in "where love resides". Well, for me, love lives in Chicky"s garden. -You could"ve placed some pink and blue flowers... In Chicky"s garden. -Chicky"s roses were yellow. -Oh, Constance. There are a most colors we"d all choose to use. -We have to respect Anna"s opinion. -Why are we gift so strict? -It"s a love quilt because that god"s sakes. -It"s because that Finn, mama. It"s no for a competition. -I don"t treatment if it"s for the an initial Lady or a prostitute on the street. We will certainly follow the rule of design. -Sometimes you have to break the rules to store the occupational alive. -Don"t provide me the French crap. -I"ve lived v someone who"s been breaking the rules because that years. And I don"t come here to have it rubbed in my face! -I show up here, and also I sew. -You know, Constance. Emma"s been a part of our group longer 보다 you have. And we"re in a rather... ...uncomfortable situation here. -That"s fine. I"ll leave. I really don"t care. -I think the hardest part about gift a woman is having actually women friends. -I think the hardest component about gift a mrs is not being may be to simply be friends with a man. -That"s true. -If Howell wasn"t buried here, I"d be the end of this town in a minute. -I expected to compose you last year as soon as he died. -I"m therefore sorry. -It"s OK. -I dislike those condolence notes. Here. -You deserve to do what you"d like with it. I speak to it "Chicky"s Garden". -When we were moving around a lot, Howell gained me Chicky to save me firm while he to be on the road. She to be a exorbitant dog. An extremely smart and also elegant. Wasn"t a yapper. When Howell was home, the three of united state would go the end for walks, and all the kids in the ar would come out and keep united state company. Chicky made us popular. And that damn dog ate snail bate in somebody"s yard. And also Howell buried her under yellow climbed bushes in mine garden. -Why isn"t this going in my quilt? -Because I"ve been spending time with somebody else"s husband. And also it"s absolutely nonsense. Due to the fact that Howell to be the love of my life. -Ah, now. Sweetheart, phone call the persons the an enig of our marriage. -The real mystery of our marriage is that i haven"t watched you since you"ve to be on the road due to the fact that the work we acquired married. -Tell the folks the secret of our marriage. -That is the secret. Turn it off. -Start that again. Execute it again. Carry out it again. -Hi. -Em told me about Howell and I"m an extremely sorry. -Thank you. -You all right? noþeles I deserve to do? -You deserve to take me dancing. -What? -I"m sorry. -Howell to be a great man and I love him. And he"s gone now and I don"t think in grief. -Well, how deserve to you not believe in grief? one of two people you grieve or you don"t... -Yeah. -You desire me to journey you home? -No thanks, Dean. I feel like walking. Excuse me. -Hi. Just thought I"d autumn by to watch if you require anything done. -No, ns don"t think so. But come in. -Hair is still in the shaver. Ns don"t understand what to execute with it. -You want me to take it away because that you? -Yes. Would you? -Sure. -If you go in the bedroom, there"s some jackets and also some ties. They"re laid the end on the bed. Please, take every little thing you want. I don"t wanna give it come the Goodwill. -OK. -Thank you. -You"re welcome. -With Howell gone, ns was thinking possibly I must move back East. I miss out on the seasons. Periodically I wake up up in the middle of the night and I wonder how precisely I gained here. -Why don"t friend go? Why don"t you simply go? -Why don"t us both go? Ain"t dead yet... -Getting late. I"m kicking friend out. -Good night, Dean. -Hi. Forgot my tool box. -Dean. Are you trying to have an affair with me? -Guess i am. -If Howell were alive, I can be tempted. -What perform you mean? -Because i would have actually him to go house to once I came to my senses. -Well, i guess you just saved us both a entirety lot the trouble. -You still want Howell"s Jacket? -Yeah, sure. -It"s ~ above the chair in there. -OK. -It fits. That fits you. -It"s every right. It"s OK. -Look. Simply so friend know... I"m involved to it is in married. -So you just want a friendship. -You look really pretty, honey. Is over there a special occasion? -I assumed I"d walk in city to check out a movie. -Ann to be gonna carry over she quilt to display you. She will be right here in minutes. -She doesn"t take it "em out for everybody. -That"s right. -I had to twist her eight to bring "em out. -I"ll obtain it. -Hello. Yes, Sam. She"s right here. Simply a minute. -It to be nothing. -He finished up safety the night in ~ his brothers since he had taken all the pipes apart. -See, i told you it wasn"t anything. -Who to be the girl? -Wrong number. He stated I dialed a wrong number. -I"ll acquire that. -Hi. -Hi. -You look really pretty. -Look. I"m gonna have to meet you somewhere later. -OK. -I don"t take it these quilt the end for everybody together you know. -Just don"t execute it. -Yes, i know. -Oh, you look a little different tonight? -My Aunt Pauline happen this quilt under to me. It was made by mine great-great-grandmother. She called it "The life before". It"s a story quilt. It"s expected to be read. Once I was a little girl, my Aunt Pauline would certainly tell me the story indigenous the quilt exactly how my an excellent grandparents met. Mine great-grandmother was just a young woman when slavery to be ending. And also when she was ultimately free, she collection out to look for her parents who had actually been marketed off year before. One day after plenty of months of travel, she saw a crow sit on a fence. Something told she "follow the crow". The crow led she to a young man working his acres, and also my great-grandmother, she knew in her heart that she was supposed to prevent right there. It seems that the search for she parents had led she to the man God had intended for she to marry. Every night i listened to mine Aunt Pauline tell that story. And also I"d think come myself, OK, I"m gonna save my eyes out for that crow. One day he"ll command me come my own true love. During the depression, we had no money come pay because that shoes or institution books. So my Aunt Pauline sold off the quilt to the mrs she operated for. The woman paid Aunt Pauline dollars and hung out the quilt on her wall. -Where go you gain this marvelous piece? -Pauline offered it come me years ago. I obtained it because that a steal. -I felt... Like every little thing I knew the night prior to was now gone. -Anna, might you offer the next course? -Now don"t permit that boy of mine simply lays around here every summer. I"m expecting that to do some ethical work. -Oh, don"t worry. We"ll have actually him clean the end this table. -Come on now. -Well, we"ll think that something for him come do. -Hello, Anna. -It"s OK. We can talk "cause we"re equals. -I don"t think in the servant-master sort of thing. -You think I thought you to be my master? -Well, no. -Maybe I just didn"t price you because I wanted to it is in left alone. -Touche. -Excuse me? -It"s a French expression. -So what you"re spring at? -Pegasus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia... ...Hercules, the herdsman with the star Arcturus in his knee. -And... -Sorry. -You"re cold. -I"m OK. -I as soon as took mine coat off, put it approximately this girl. She told me she might feel the heat from my body. -Feel that? -Yeah. It"s there. -Have you ever been v a boy before? -It"s OK. -Are girlfriend scared? -Of what? -This is your quilt now, Anna. And you need to tell the stories to her child. -Won"t you obtain in trouble? -I"ll salary her ago her money. -It was arranged for me to remain with the Rubins family, where I"d execute housework and also mending while i waited because that the bear of my baby. And also it to be there the I an initial met her Grandma Hy and also your Aunt Glady Jo. -Hy, Glady Jo, the church has sent us another girl. She will be staying with united state until it"s her time. And as usual, I suppose both that you come treat her with kindness and also tolerance. Currently Anna is a Negro, so we need to be specifically nice to... Hisen, would you placed down the magazine, please? -Aoh, battered it. -Glady Jo, why don"t you present Anna she room? -Anna, it"s Glady Jo. Space you in there? i was wonder if you have read this. It"s called "Wuthering Heights". Would you favor to borrow it? It"s the best book I"ve ever read. Oh, mine god. This is an extremely artistic. How long have you been doing this? -All the women in my household quilt. -Gee, I"d love come learn exactly how to perform that. Hy plays the piano, however I haven"t yet uncovered an outlet for my imaginative expression. I"ve to be reading about injustice in enslavement in America. And also it just makes me wanna cry. Girlfriend know, everyone states how good Thomas Jefferson was, but he owned slaves similar to the rest of them. I"ve lugged this up with my teacher, and she claims to me "Well, Glady Jo, everybody owned slaves earlier then. It was considered normal". Oh, have the right to you believe that? Oh, what a dimwit. Ns swear, this human being is filled with ignorami. -Look... Ns gotta complete this quilt because that my baby, and also I"m type in hurry. -Well, every right. Well. I"ll leaving this publication for you. Phone call me exactly how you like it. -Anna. -You"re sewing crooked. Perform it again. -Glady. -Mother! -You look lot better, dear. -I make this because that the baby. -Now, Anna. Some females from the church will certainly be coming to check out you today. -I"m not offering them mine baby. I"m increasing Mariana myself. -But Anna. Don"t you want what"s ideal for the child? -Yes, ma"am! That"s why I"m maintaining her. As Mariana grew, ns told the story native the quilt. And I concerned realize i had come to be a component of the story, too. It wasn"t the love the the husband i was expected to find. But the love of my daughter. -Oh, god. Look in ~ that. -I never liked complete moons. -They give world an excuse to do foolish things. -I"m young, I"m an alleged to do foolish things. -And spend the rest of your life paying for them. -Well, it"s better than spending the rest of my life wondering what ns missed. -I"d quite wonder 보다 kick myself. -Well, I"d quite kick myself. -Fine. Friend will end up with a deep sore backside. -This is Erick that made perfumes in Provence. Michel, a French man, a fisherman indigenous Marseilles. Paco, Paco raises bulls in Spain. Luciano... That did marvelous points with olive oil. Ooh-la-la. I was a wild thing. All these males tried come tie me down. Marry me! get married me! ...in five different languages. I refused to be tied down to anyone. -Good. Great for you. -Oh, you think so? -You"re kidding? To have actually that kind of courage? especially someone from your generation. -Really? -You see, what they don"t tell united state is that marriage is an anachronistic institution, created for the sole convenience of the dad who demands to pass off his daughter right into the care of another man, like, "Here, here. She eats as well much. Take she off my hands." girlfriend know, now. Now we"ve acquired our freedom that we earn our very own living. There"s no purpose in being someone"s wife. Why can"t us love as many human being as we desire in our life time? Monogamy is yes, really a an extremely unnatural state that"s been required on united state for century by screwed up spiritual leaders who are completely out the touch v their own sexuality. You know what i mean? -Have friend been talking to her fiance about any that this? -All right. Permit me ask friend this. If you were to choose in between marrying a lover and also marrying ...a friend, ...who would you choose? -I would certainly marry my spirit mate. -Who is it? -He"s the only guy I don"t have a photo of. I don"t also know his name. I remained in Paris, and also I just turned and... My latest love affair to be over. A stranger sat down on mine table and also ordered me part cake while ns cried into his handkerchief. Before long, ns told him about my damaged heart, then he said me around his poetry and also his think on love. The afternoon became night, i knew that had elsewhere to go. But, I found myself asking him to have dinner through me. -Look, I currently have a dinner to walk to... Through my wife. This is what I wrote today. Together he left, he gave me among his poems. -Read it. -Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and also of seeing beauty in a multiplicity the patches. -You"d better get home. I think the weather"s changing. -Mom? -Oh, babe! -What? -Your father and also I are getting remarried. -What?! -Your father and I are getting remarried. -Since when? -Well, us ran right into each various other a couple of months ago. And also we had dinner, friend know, capture up. It just turned right into one the those wild things and also we closed the restaurant. And then we took a lengthy walk. Pretty shortly we to be making out in the moonlight. Oh, my god. I have goose bumps. -Does grandma know? -Yeah. -What walk she think? -She"s fine around it. -Was dad planning on letting me know around this? -No. He wanted me come tell friend first. And also we want you to come to the wedding. -Oh, thanks. -Oh, that"s one odd response. -Mom. Give me a minute here. -You can"t expect me to make this an immediate switch. -You"ve been informing me my whole life what an asshole mine dad is. -Honey. That was. And so was I. Yet we"ve forgiven each other. -It would"ve to be nice if you had done this forgiving point years ago. Us couldn"t. We had a lot of cultivation up to do. Yeah, in the meantime,I gain to thrive up with telling me that marriage is bullshit. -Oh, I never said that. -You did. Friend did to speak that, mom. -You did, mom! -No, ns didn"t. -We were sitting in your kitchen a couple months ago, and also you were pouring me that awful Bonch... -Boncha. -Banachia tea, and also you said... Ns remember your exact words. You stated that life time commitments were impossible to keep and also that serial monogamy to be the only method to go. -Why would certainly I say together a bizarre thing? -You to speak things like that every the time. -Well, I"ve adjusted my mind. -Do friend have any kind of idea exactly how crazy you"ve make me? -Then friend shouldn"t listen to me. -It"s as well late. The imprint"s to be made. I"m a mess. -Oh, Finn! provide it a break. You"re not a mess. Because that a year old, i was a mess. Ns was a mess. At least you understand what girlfriend want. -No, i don"t. -Yes, you do. You"re simply scared. Maybe, possibly I"ve been a flake and you wanna tie me up and also do a slide display of mine crimes. Fine, but then relocate on. And... Live her life. -Mom. -What? -Do you choose Sam? -Yes. Yeah. Yeah, i do. I choose him a lot. -Then why don"t you ever tell me? -Because the shouldn"t issue what ns think. -I"ve to be fooling approximately on him. -Oh, don"t be stupid. -I know. I know. -Oh. Don"t ever tell him. -Finny. I uncovered these inside. -I"ll aid you the end here, honey. -I"m never gonna find them all. Ns didn"t also make a copy. It"s a year and a fifty percent of my life. Gone. -I hope you"re not saying the you"re providing up. -Grandma, my notes space everywhere. And also I have to go back and rewrite it. Reconstruct the totality thing. I just can"t carry out that. -You think it"s much easier to start almost everywhere again v something else? -I don"t know. Yes. -How quite to it is in so... Unattached come something. -Just remain at your truck, Leon. -Why? -Because if girlfriend don"t, I"m gonna have to kiss you. That summer the Grasse quilting punishment did something they"ve never ever done before. Anna called everyone ago and wouldn"t let them go residence until they perfect the quilt. Lock all worked straight hours sustained by Anna"s will and gallons of ice tea. -Glady. -Mother! -That"s great work. -Aoh! stop it. -Thank you. -You know. You room not together attractive as I thought you were. -Well, say thanks to you. -Did you obtain that pages the I discovered in my yard? I provided them to her grandma. -Yeah. Say thanks to you. -They to be wrinkled. So i ironed them out. I synched among the pages. Ns think you"re only absent a word or two. -OK. That"s fine. -It"s really good... What I"ve check out so far. I"d like to review the totality thing as soon as you"re done. You"re a good writer. -Thank you. -I to be a diver. -I know. -Finn. I"m sorry. I"m early. Ns was gonna wait till everybody... I"ll tell girlfriend what provides me happy about marrying Sam. I know our marriage has actually as good of a opportunity of gift wonderful together it does missing the mark. However, I"m banking on our love for each other to sweet a little bit heavier top top the wonderful side. As Anna says about making a quilt, you have to select your combination carefully. The right options will improve your quilt. The wrong selections will dull the colors, hide their initial beauty. There space no rules you deserve to follow. You need to go by your instinct.


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