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flax-golden tales: lament of the wooden dragon

July 22nd, 2011 by erin

lament of the wooden dragon

It is a terrible thing, to ache to destroy oneself.

And with it comes the constant struggle between destructive desire and the instinct of self-preservation.

Alas, there cannot be breathing without burning.

And it is so difficult to resist.

It is in a dragon’s nature to breathe in flame.

Regardless of the technicalities.

Not even a dragon can hold its breath forever.

Breath that is life and death tied together in fire-air.

When they finally give in, it is bliss, it is perfection, and it is still terrible.

As the flames consume them, each wooden dragon loses itself forever, smoldering in phoenix dreams.


About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.


2 Responses to “flax-golden tales: lament of the wooden dragon”

  1. Mercy-Mild says:

    I’m a livejournal friend of Carey’s.

    This is my favourite flax-golden tale ever. Kudos to you both.

  2. alison says:

    This one is far and away my favorite fgt. xx