Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Cottingley Faeries

"Sometimes you fall, spinning through space, grasping for the things that keep you on this earth. Sometimes you catch them. They can be the hands of the people you love. They can be your pets- pups with funny names, cats with ferocious old souls. The thing that keeps you here can be your art. It can be things you have collected and invested with a certain sense of meaning. A flowered, buckled treasure chest of secrets. Shoes that make you taller and, therefore, closer to the heavens. A suit that belonged to your fairy godmother. A dress that makes you feel a little like the Goddess herself.

Sometimes you keep falling; you don't catch anything.

Sometimes you fall, spinning through space, grasping for the things that keep you here. Sometimes you catch them. Sometimes you don't.

Sometimes they catch you."

From Necklace of Kisses
~Francesca Lia Block










4 comments:

Rie said...

That chapter was so sad and beautiful and perfect unto itself.

Do you know that even though the sisters admitted to the hoax, they claim they did really see fairies?

almostgotit said...

Have you seen the movie? I thought it was beautifully done, and captured the "did they/didn't they?" feeling that even people who KNEW better couldn't quite escape...

Cassandra said...

I did see the movie! It was beautiful.

mermaid musings said...

I do, I do, I do believe in fairies and adore Francesca Lia Block, too!