2/5/13

Once Upon a Time


“Once upon a time, there was a boy. He lived in a village that no longer exists, in a house that no longer exists, on the edge of a field that no longer exists, where everything was discovered, and everything was possible. A stick could be a sword, a pebble could be a diamond, a tree, a castle. 

"Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in a house across the field, from a girl who no longer exists. They made up a thousand games. She was queen and he was king. In the autumn light her hair shone like a crown. They collected the world in small handfuls, and when the sky grew dark, and they parted with leaves in their hair.

"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

-Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

That is so beautiful, I don't even want to think.  It makes me shrivel up inside because I will never be able to write something as gorgeous.  

-Editor

4 comments:

  1. Oh. Oh, gosh. That is perfect. I am at once in love and in despair. That's beautiful. (Just so you know, it for some reason makes me think of your "Stars in Your Fingers" story, actually.)

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    1. Isn't it just the most beautiful thing??? Yes, love and despair describes it perfectly.

      Hahaha, well thank you :P I'm flattered.

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  2. You are capable of writing things that well-- I though it WAS you, until you credited it at the end. =)

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    1. Well, I'm flattered :P Thank you for the vote of confidence.

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