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flax-golden tales: ingredients for love

February 10th, 2012 by erin

ingredients for love

I assembled all the proper pieces, divided them into cups and jars so I could stay organized. I took my time and waited for the glue to dry even when I got impatient.

I used glitter and beads and added feathers to give it hope, then I bound it in a rainbow of ribbons to keep it safe and warm.

When it was finished, my love was a bright, sparkling love to outshine any construction-paper Valentine.

It was fantastic.

But I did it wrong.

I forgot to weigh it down with hard, heavy things to make it stronger. To add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. I made it fanciful instead of real.

I shall have to try again.


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

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9 Responses to “flax-golden tales: ingredients for love”

  1. Shannon says:

    Exactly what the doctor called for with Valentine’s day around the corner. Bravo again!

  2. Nancy Sima says:

    Ah, the ugly truth! Still quite beautiful & poetic. Nicely done!

  3. Cheryl Wurtele says:

    This is really wonderful. I hope I can remember this

  4. Taylor Lynn says:

    That was beautiful! I love your flax-golden tales…so fantastic and creative. <3 And what a perfect piece for Valentine's Day!

  5. Another Erin M. says:

    Never give up on love! Like all recipes, the best ones take patience and practice.

  6. Marcheline says:

    P.S. Have you seen “The Woman in Black” yet?

  7. IB says:

    “I forgot to weigh it down with hard, heavy things to make it stronger. To add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. I made it fanciful instead of real.”

    Life is bittersweet. If it were just sweet, it wouldn’t be life. It’d be candy and you’d be done with it in a minute.