From TS, one of the writers on the Necklace of Stars project, an imagining of who wears the necklace. And who is watching.
A necklace of stars sparkles, Gracefully around the neck Of this cosmological goddess Holding her supreme position In the firmament; she reigns Over her subjects As they move, almost indiscernibly Across the skies. The goddess moves her elegant hand Across the glittering jewels Adorning her throat Realigning them to create The most favourable conditions For earthly followers who scrutinise Every change and charm. Step by step, she strokes each precious piece Until the ultimate arrangement arrives. TS
A Necklace of Stars, working with older people in Derbyshire, is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Derbyshire, DCC Public Health and Derbyshire County Council Home Library Service. This project is particularly aimed at countering isolation; during the pandemic we’ve been working using distance methods – post and phone conversations. Alongside writing and embroidery themed around childhood lullabies, we invite written responses to the pandemic, so that people can share their experiences as an antidote to lockdown loneliness.