ever-changing endearments

I shall write you a thousand love letters in a multitude of colors.

Scrawl them in chalk on the pavement outside your house.

(Though some will be neatly written and artistically composed, easier to decipher than the almost-illegible passionate scrawls.)

They will be washed away by rain or snow or street sweepers.

Scuffed into dust by the soles of passing shoes.

There is no way to protect them from such things.

They may even vanish before you have a chance to read them.

But when the ground is clear and dry again I will write more messages, with new words and different color combinations.

That way my love will never fade.

It will be renewed and changed and it will grow with each iteration.

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

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Brianne · March 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

Strong love!

Another Erin M. · March 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Another poignant and beautiful piece – thank you!

Marcheline · March 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

I just had to share (in case you haven’t been by my blog yet)…

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the movie Casablanca, it is being shown ON THE BIG SCREEN once more! All over the USA!!! One night only: March 21, 2012.

Visit my blog for a link to a list of participating theaters.

I’m so excited, I’m telling everybody!!!

Alena Murguia · March 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

How am I just discovering Flax Golden Tales? These bits are outstanding. Thank you for sharing yourself.

Jacque E · March 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Still in love with these Flax Golden Tales. Something that makes my Friday even better than usual! But I was so busy that I haven’t had time to catch them in a few weeks. Absolutely love this one and it makes me want to go sit outside on a summer night and draw beautiful pictures in chalk everywhere and just watch the nightly thunderstorms wash them away. Thanks!

Paul Sparks · April 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

A beautiful tale. I just wanted to pass along more magic of sidewalk chalk. I took this photo of my son a few weeks ago;


I loved The Night Circus and look forward to next book!

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