The History of Love – Nicole Krauss

As many of you know I have had to have a little break from the sewing machine lately, while I get things a bit more organised (my sewing space is a complete write off since the school holidays – it also became Miss Lil’s colouring/craft area). We had a great school holidays with lots of fun activities, but in the down time I have also spent a fair bit of time thinking about Lil’s room makeover and started researching a bit more about what I would like to do…

I found lots of pictures on Pinterest (which is my new online hang out now – I love it – and I have actually made about three things that I have seen on there already!)

So anyway, I started to think that if I was going to use something like that above Lil’s bed then I would need to need to find something to go above Jude’s… I found heaps of things for him too… This is going to take a really long time.

Now, while I have settled on that (if in fact I do decide to do the quote thing above the bed – or maybe even printed on the back of a quilt?) on my google search of “quotes, boys, love” I found this quote:

“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.” 

Beautiful isn’t it? I read it and was mesmerised. So after a bit more googling, I found the quote was from a book called “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss… a relatively new book, well for me anyway; I am more of a Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice girl myself. So when we were dropping Lil off at school the next day and my husband suggested we go to the local shops, I thought to myself “YES! I CAN GO FIND THAT BOOK”. When I got there it was to my astonishment that there are no book shops left in my local mall. What a disgrace?!!! So off to the library we went and there it was, sitting proudly on the “new fiction” shelf!


… and it is stunning …
 
 

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