Paper is a journey of the heart.
both tactile and beautiful
entering my life at a time when I was asked to conserve it
when I learned one hundred-year-old works of art on
paper could be washed
mending insect damage on documents
with all the care and attention
you would give to a cranky child.
old paper taught me to be mindful
Japanese papers handmade with care
taught me awe and respect
to be working
with paper again
is a gift.