The last chapters of Kind One seem particularly concerned with physical representations of past trauma and with the ownership of these representations.  Often, these physical reminders belong to the person who experienced the traumatic event that the representation refers to (Zinnia’s scar refers to the abuse she received from Ginny, Cleome’s child Prosper refers to Linus’s repeated raping of her etc.).  However, sometimes, these physical representations of trauma are not fully tied to the appropriate victims.  In these instances, there seems to be an effort to connect trauma victims to the physical symbols of their trauma.  
In the Stonecutter’s Tale, Prosper searches for his mother’s burial site with the apparent intention of inscribing her name to the tombstone that marks her body.  For his entire life, Prosper has existed as a physical reminder of Cleome and Zinnia’s past trauma.  As he was raised by Zinnia, the physical representation of trauma he inherently held “belonged” to her.  After Zinnia dies, Prosper seeks his mother’s tombstone which is engraved only with the words “Mother of Prosper” with the presumed intention of adding Cleome’s name to it.  By putting his mother’s name on the tombstone, Prosper directly links her to her final trauma, death from child birth and furthermore, puts distance between himself and the traumatic events his existence represents.  If Cleome’s name is put on the tombstone, than Prosper no longer is the sole existing physical remnant of her past trauma.
Prior to this chapter, Zinnia and Prosper travel to find Ginny/Sue.  On page 174, Zinnia explains the purpose of her trip to Prosper.  She says that Ginny gave her the scar on her face and that she has to return something to Ginny to which Prosper replies “‘Hate returns hate.'” By the last pages of the book, it is revealed that Zinnia returned to Ginny the spool of thread that Ginny had given her years ago.  It is this thread that Ginny saw after spending days locked inside the shed on Linus’s property and the thread referred to Ginny’s trauma, not Zinnia’s.  By returning the thread, Zinnia allows Ginny to bear the representation of her past trauma in the same way that Zinnia bears the scar that Ginny had given her.
As a side note, delivering these representations of trauma to their rightful owners seems also a way of redeeming victims.  In Prosper’s case, he is not only tying a physical marker of trauma to his mother, but also giving her the proper burial she was denied.  For Ginny, the purple thread represents not just her traumatic experiences in the barn but also her escape from that trauma.  With the thread, Ginny owns both these experiences.

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