Selves to Agree
I think my life would be easier, she said, if I could just get my selves to agree on something.
He is self-conscious because everyone knows he has wings but they’ve never seen him fly. Now & then there will be a feather in odd places or maybe a footprint to show he was there. All in all, he thinks it’s nobody else’s business what he does with his free time.
He ran quickly with a sound like raindrops & left his handwriting in all the secret places. I found this one underneath the big yellow rock in the garden. It said this: watch out for the little black dog. It can smell when you’ve had hot dogs.
this is a secret potion that makes you see the world differently & she’s found it safest to use only on the weekends
He wrote secret notes to people he hadn’t met yet. Some of them aren’t even born, he said, but we live in a strange neighborhood & they will need help figuring things out & I won’t always be around to explain it to them.
After he was quiet a long time, words began to come to him in dreams & told him their secret names & this was the way he learned the true nature of the world.
The secret is not in your hand or your eye or your voice, my aunt told me once. The secret is in your heart. Of course, she said, knowing that doesn’t make it any easier.
This is a bag full of eyes that stopped seeing the amazing stuff a long time ago, so he’s hoping to unload them cheap.
travelling as fast in one direction as she can go before she has second thoughts & goes back to doing the same old stuff
you look like someone from the 70’s, I said & she smiled & said that this time around she’d done it by choice & that made it easier
Season of Joy
She asked me when the season of joy was supposed to end & I said I didn’t really think there was an exact date, so we left the tree up till June that year.
Scraps of Magic
These are little scraps of magic & when you paste them together you get a memory of something fine & strong, she said. Sometimes it takes till you’re 40 to see it though.
this is filled with bits of stuff he learned in science class
When she wore the hat, even many years later, she could always smell her mother’s perfume & it was hard to remember she was supposed to be alone.
You’ll have to tell me over the phone, she said. I checked with my mirror & it told me I was too scary to go out today.
this is much bigger than it looks but I’m not too good at drawing to scale
saving up a bag full of peak moments she’s going to have someday if she can ever get away from all the same old stuff that’s holding her back & you can pretty well guess how it’s going
little unclear on how a sack race actually works, so he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning
If I was a sabre-toothed tiger, he said, I’d bite you up. If you were a sabre-toothed tiger, I said, you’d be dead & that was the first quiet I’d had all day.
When I met the Grandfather of Time, he said it was no use struggling. Even after all these years he still had too much to do.