The smallest bedroom in the back of the house contained a full-sized bed covered in a white linen cloth. The linen itself is symbolic. It illustrates purity, and is often the mark of luxury in the Bible. The cloth was hand embroidered by my mother and one of our closest family friends. It features two human figures holding hands and grasping a shared heart, a design I created to represent the relationship between my husband and I. The cloth is lined in red cotton poms, which resemble blood cells, and contrast the clean, un-blemished white cloth.