Welcome to Paco’s Buttons 101 where I share my stories and thoughts that ceme out of my 35 years of making buttons. Once you have read my philosophy and verse in their gloriouslly profound absurdities and sparkling ironies, you may get a glimpse at how I ended up spending most of my working life making buttons.
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To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.
William Blake wrote this
And I am writing that:
To see the world through a button hole,
looking out and looking in
like an astronomer or a mole
making buttons is my livelihood
(no mother ever wished upon her newborn.)
I live in gratitude for the gifts of my calling
Infinities of freedom and endless labyriinths of longing
A button seldom stand alone
Unless it’s to a garment sewn
So the buttons I present
upon this cloth of words are sent.