My Dad, a thread -- a protector, a young soldier, and a Soldier of Life. All of those veteran ancestors who came before our Father and Mother are threads.
The flag of Chicago received a stellar 9.03 out of 10 rating from the North American Vexillological Association, and was ranked second out of 150 city flags by flag experts known as vexillologists.
I like to imagine I have a big wardrobe full of hearts. Some days I can choose one, almost whimsically, like a brightly colored scarf. Some days it is more complicated. I pretend these hearts are hung in a neat little row on pretty hangers, and tucked into drawers with sweetly scented sachets. ...