Every stitch I sew will be a kiss

spool of thread

Let's us just go ahead and give you this diningroom for your factory

She Laugh. Let’s us put a few advertisements in the paper, she say. And let’s us raise your prices a hefty notch. And let’s us just go ahead and give you this diningroom for your factory and git you some more women in here to cut and sew, while you sit back and design. You making your living, Celie, she say. Girl, you on your way.

Nettie, I am making some pants for you to beat the heat in Africa. Soft, white, thin. Drawstring waist. You won’t ever have to feel too hot and overdress again. I plan to make them by hand. Every stitch I sew will be a kiss.

by Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944)
from The Color Purple, 1982
image – trekkyandy

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