the thread of life …

The Sick Child - James Francisco Bond - 1893

…┬áThe mother herself becomes a key element of the drama: she weaves the thread of life, in contrast with the image of the Fates, who weave the thread, but they are always ready to cut it. The artist wants to underline the importance of the presence of another person, although silent, which is able to break the loneliness of illness …

read the entire commentary by Bordin and d’Ambrosio in Journal of Medicine and the Person