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.
Shannon · February 10, 2012 at 9:55 am
Exactly what the doctor called for with Valentine’s day around the corner. Bravo again!
Nancy Sima · February 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Ah, the ugly truth! Still quite beautiful & poetic. Nicely done!
Cheryl Wurtele · February 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm
This is really wonderful. I hope I can remember this
Taylor Lynn · February 11, 2012 at 9:51 am
That was beautiful! I love your flax-golden tales…so fantastic and creative. <3 And what a perfect piece for Valentine's Day!
Another Erin M. · February 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Never give up on love! Like all recipes, the best ones take patience and practice.
Marcheline · February 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm
Marcheline · February 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm
P.S. Have you seen “The Woman in Black” yet?
erin · February 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Not yet but I just read the book and now I’m very much looking forward to seeing it!
IB · February 13, 2012 at 1:27 am
“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.
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