From Jackie, one of the writers on the Necklace of Stars project, a journey deep into the sky and into the deep past.
Oh how the stars have shaped our lives We gaze upon history. See - Great ancient cultures were born Of their worship Of celestial ancestors Rediscovered over generations To be themselves revered as epic Monuments of lost civilisations. We gaze upon the same Wondrous interstellar light show As did the Pharaohs, Aztecs, Maya; we gaze upon history As we strive to join our brethren The sky gods. Jackie
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.