Friday, 29 April 2011

second star to the right, and straight on till morning.

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i love how the novel explains that the neverlands (or never never never lands like they were first called) are found in the minds of children, and that although each is 'always more or less an island', and they have a family resemblance, they are not the same from one child to the next. john darling's 'had a lagoon with flamingos flying over it' while his little brother michael's 'had a flamingo with lagoons flying over it'. the novel also broadens the subject by telling that the neverlands are compact enough that adventures are never far in between and it says that a map of a child's mind would resemble a map of neverland, with no boundaries at all.

well, i've always imagined my friend's beautiful summer house to be one. it's never short on adventures, looks like the map of her mind, one never never never has to grow up and you can stay up for as long as you want, or in my case, sleep for as long as you want.

vihrea talo for the may 2011 issue of divaani magazine.

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