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I have dreamed of that song, of the strange words to that simple rhyme-song, and on several occasions I have understood what she was saying, in my dreams. In those dreams I spoke that language too, the first language, and … Continue reading

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As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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It was time, I knew, to drive to my sister’s bustling, cheerful house, all tidied and stiff for the day. I would talk to people whose existence I had forgotten years before and they would ask me about my marriage … Continue reading

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“So you used to know everything?” She wrinkled her nose. “Everybody did. I told you. It’s nothing special, knowing how things work. And you really do have to give it all up if you want to play.” —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean … Continue reading

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I do not remember ever asking any of the other children in my class at school why they had not come to my party. I did not need to ask them. They were not my friends after all. They were … Continue reading

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But there was a kitten on my pillow, and it was purring in my face and vibrating gently with every purr, and, very soon, I slept. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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Adult stories never made sense, and they were slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets, Masonic, mythic secrets to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secrets islands and smugglers and dangerous fairies? … Continue reading

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Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not. You stand two of you lot next to each other, and you could be continents away for … Continue reading

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I liked that. Books were safer than other people anyway. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

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Small children believe themselves to be gods, or some of them do, and they can only be satisfied when the rest of the world goes along with their way of seeing things. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean At The End Of The … Continue reading

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