Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I have been silent for a long time. Here, and in my telling, also. A speechless storyteller. I can tell you, that is anxiety producing.
I want to sincerely thank those of you that contacted me in concern.
I can write, it seems, in little bits.
maybe I'll tell a story in little bits
little dots and circles of words patchworked together
a stitching story
a scrap story
not weaving
no long interwoven threads of images, meaning, words, actions
making rhythm, sound.
sound story, rhythm story
can I teel an epic in little sound bits?
maybe this is what the world is about today

a bombardment of scraps of information
a piling up of rags
(I cannot help myself- images flash through- bodies, bombs, body parts, plane crashes, earthquake, fire, destruction)
ok I will do it in little bits then
it is like learning language from the beginning
putting words into silence
it is like
being born again
once more
being born


Jasmine said...

Manya its so good to hear from you again. So sad things are so terrible. I'm going to send you a long mail once i have the little one to nursery. You have been missed dear friend xx

Manya Maratou said...

jasmine-hello I'm sorry I gave you the impression that things are terrible no, not terrible. overwhelming, yes. changing, quickly and radically.
anyway, it is good to be talking again xxx

Joei Rhode Island said...

I look forward to seeing what new stories and colors and felt comes forth after your rest. I had hoped you would return....seems I'd only just found you when you disappeared.

Helen said...

Hi Manya it sounds as if you have needed a long rest. something creative will start stirring again and stories will come as well as the one you have just written here.

Manya Maratou said...

joei, thanks, I have been reading your blog, I love your felt flower quilt- a work of love, I think.

Manya Maratou said...

hello helen, glad to see you too, you were the first dyeperson to comment on this blog, your work has inspired me to go on experimenting.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Change is rolling along. It is often hard to roll along with it if one is going against. -J

yvette said...

Bits and pieces ...all exists of bits and pieces..glad your back!

Manya Maratou said...

jayne..oh..thanks. yes, thank you

Manya Maratou said...

yvette hi! glad you're back too xx

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