Saturday, April 02, 2011

Love April

Despite the fact that I'm not a big fan of spring -- because I'll forever have a phobia of bugs and spring is an insect's most prominent season -- I love April. I love it because it's wet and cold but warm and dry at the same time. It's unpredictable. It's erratic. And it's just so beautiful.

Have you ever been on a walk through the rain? Maybe not getting soaked in a violent downpour but just walking down your street under an umbrella when it's drizzling. It has to be the most refreshing feeling ever.

But that's not what I wanted to talk about today. I wanted to share one of my favourite quotes by Cornelia Funke:

"Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page."

Because that has to be one of the most true things about novels that I know. The author of a book only tells part of a story, the parts they see fit to tell, but there are always more things that happen that what is written. Read between the lines. Don't think that just because a book ends, it means that the story has ended too. Believing that there's more to the story, that there's still a future for these characters that we love, makes everything seem a whole lot more real.


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