mandalas for marinke

Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. I am grateful for each and every amazing contribution. You are invited to join; learn more here.

Beautiful Crochet Mandala

Lynette's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

This is another terrific version of Wink’s standard crochet mandala pattern. It’s amazing how many different color combinations us crafters can come up with so that each of these different mandalas looks unique and original! This one is rich with bright orange, yellow, pink and more.

Meet the Maker

Lynette's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Lynette in CA shares:

I loved Wink’s work for the beautiful colors she used. What a gift she had! This tribute to Wink is a wonderful way to bring awareness about depression and suicide. They both need to be taken more seriously.

May the Lord be with you and ease your heartache.”

Words by Wink

In 2013, Wink made a cute little “infographic” and said:

“The other day I was thinking how starting a new project makes us all very happy, as does finishing said project. But the time in between – well, that’s an emotion anywhere from pure bliss to complete anarchy!”

About Depression

One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post will end with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health.

Lynette's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

In explaining suicide, David Foster Wallace writes:

“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”

All contributions to Mandalas for Marinke are welcome and will help raise awareness about depression while honoring her work in the same way that this great contribution has done today. Details to join here.


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