i. She said never underestimate an object The tapestry breathes after it has been bathed The unicorn could symbolise Christ The drops of blood could be the pains of love ii. What kind of baptism Agent or object Immerser or immersed iii. What did I ever do to you That you should consign me to Immortality— iv. She says she is immensely taken with the idea Which has no hands but it takes and thus she has been taken. v. Baptised in what— vi. He has worked at the Cloisters for 35 years. Devoting his life. To objects. Such single-mindedness. This is what devotion is. Is how I want to be loved. Like an object. Such pains Taken. To preserve. To care for. vii. He enjoys contemplation. On Mondays he stares for a minute or an hour. viii. What can be seen only through a mask To be truly seen— ix. I would like to be on purpose. A made thing. x. Architects and penitents. A building and a shrine. Please Protect me. People make pilgrimages. Please protect me from the pilgrims. xi. An object calls to you with no mouth. A red thread. A unicorn jumping from the stream. xii. Just any water is not this water. Will never be. Words are necessary for the transformation. xiii. People journeying to see the Shroud. xiv. Idolatry is strongly frowned upon. By the jealous. xv. A mystery smelling like a wet sweater. xvi. Madder and woad. Madder and weld. Loving the mouthless call More than another. Why is an object not an Other? Please— Objectify me.
After the seven tapestries known collectively as "The Hunt of the Unicorn"