Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[THE LOST WEEK] Stitched Portraits: Mahatma Gandhi

(b. Oct. 2, 1869)

I was a freshman in high school when I saw the biopic, Gandhi. As most of my classmates slept, I felt connected to this idea of fighting without violence. I noted earlier in the collection that his wife,  Kasturba Gandhi (see her stitched portrait here), taught Mahatma the ways of non-violent civil disobedience. (behind every great man...)

He led India to independence and inspired people all over the World. And he was also a bit of a creepy, crazy person. But aren't we all? I like to think of him as an inspiration and I will remember his lesson, including how it affected those closest to him.

Gandhi (with intensity):

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