In February after ‘that quake’ people around the world and NZ started to make hearts as an expression of their love and support.
At the time I wondered (perhaps a little cynically) how those hearts would make a difference and where they would be sent. I completely understood the love and care and ‘wanting to do something’ feeling they were made with but I didn’t have a vision for what they could be…..
Recently the Canterbury museum re-opened and in a special space were these 4000 hearts sent from all over the world. Love and thoughts and compassion from all sorts of people. Beautifully put together they were a delight, heart warming, precious and I felt so moved and so connected with the people who sent them.
I especially loved the ones so obviously made by children…messy stitches, imperfect, heart-felt.
I’m not sure who curated the collection but they have done an outstanding job. My sincere congratulations to them and their team.
This week I am grateful for the beauty that comes when we do what we can, with what we have. Creativity has a place in changing the world.
(with all of these hearts in one place I thought of you Cat!)