My Sixth Tiny Pricks, Inspired By Greta Thunberg

My 6th #tinypricks 

“...Sarcasm is actually hostility disguised as humor.”  Psychology Today

“sarcasm, “a cutting remark,” comes from a Greek verb, sarkazein, that literally means “to tear flesh like a dog.”  Merriam-Webster’s Student Dictionary. 

Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on Monday must have really bothered Trump.  It’s obvious by his sarcastic and demeaning tweet to Thunberg.

I personally never learned how to deal with this kind of bullying.  It’s one of the reasons that it thrills me to see that 16-year-old Greta Thunberg isn’t fazed by it.  She knew just how to respond to the bitter and childish taunt made by our 73-year-old President.

But then she is leading a Climate Change Movement in 150 countries.  She doesn’t really have time for Trump’s nonsense.

When Trump tweeted  “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”  “So nice to see!”  Greta’s brilliant response was to take Trump’s words and reclaim them for herself by using them as her Twitter Bio.

And those are the words I chose to embroider for my 6th #tinypricks.  Because they say so much about Thunberg and Trump.

I found the perfect linen to embroider them on in a box of vintage linens that Kathy just sent me.

The embroidered sailboat was already on the linen. It is, of course, making reference to the boat that Thunberg sailed to the United States on from England to  “avoid the greenhouse gas emissions that come with flying on a commercial jet.”

If you haven’t already watched Greta Thunberg’s intelligent and moving speech at the UN Climate Change Summit you can watch it here.

If you’d like to know more about or participate in the Tiny Pricks Project, click here.  See all the Tiny Pricks here. 

And if you need a linen or hankie to stitch a #tinypricks on, I’d be happy to send you some.  Just email me here at [email protected]

Making my Tiny Pricks

 

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