First Steps. Mid air. 1. 12. 2001

First Steps. Mid air
Saturday 1st December 2001

A patchwork of irregular, ochre tinted pieces, jutted and juxtaposed. A threadlike glimmer of silver runs between, embroidered with a loose regular hand, stitches its way through leathery patches. Glinting, sunkist pearls and sequins gather together before a smooth expense of grey satin, stretched and edged with sparkling lace.

Stunned into emotional awe my brain registers the details and my eyes shutter the memory.

Where are we? I disturb the stewardess as she attempts to catch food in the middle of the night. India she replies. India? I gasp. I breathe in and absorb the site.

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