Music & Moonlight

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

– Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy

 

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If you’re happy in a dream, does that count?

“And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say.
But at times like these only the Small Things are ever said.
The Big Things lurk unsaid inside.”

The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

“It is true that words drop away and that the important things are often left unsaid.  The important things are learned in faces, in gestures, not in our locked tongues. The true things are too big or too small, or in any case always the wrong size  to fit the template called language”

Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson

I’m an ocean.

“Tell me a story, Pew. 
What kind of story, child? 
A story with a happy ending. 
There’s no such thing in all the world. 
As a happy ending? 
As an ending.”

Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson 

“Cuéntame un cuento Pew,
¿Qué clase de cuento, pequeña?
Uno con final feliz.
En el mundo eso no existe.
¿Un final feliz?
No, un final.”

La niña del faro