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flax-golden tales: keeping time

June 1st, 2012 by erin

keeping time

I put time away.

I locked it in a cabinet. An old cabinet, painted to look older than it is, with a lock and a key. I put the key on a chain around my neck.

The cabinet has a glass door so I can see inside to check that time is still there.

I want to be sure it doesn’t get away from me again.

I put time away so it would stop.

So everything will remain just as it is.

As it was.

So you can stay.


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


6 Responses to “flax-golden tales: keeping time”

  1. Cynthia says:

    I think this definitely is one of my favorites

  2. brianne says:

    This made me cry and I’m not sure I can explain that. “As it was”.
    My favorite one now, too. Thank you. Happy Friday, Erin.

  3. Mary says:

    flax golden tales is one of my favorite friday treats (even if I don’t read it til saturday).

  4. Dear erin says:

    I’am reading your book….very different story in anothers…but I dont understand story about man with grey clothe…(smile)….who is?….so….Do you like antique way?…..old clocks….very old stuffss…cuz I know one so great and fantastic online shop…..
    Warm regards…..

  5. Jeanette says:

    Ah, how I wish everything could remain.