Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the story.

as i predicted on twitter last week, i am feeling all kinds of inspired after listening to neil gaiman speak last week. he creates the most magical worlds with his words.  listening to him discuss how they come to be and how much he cares about them was, for lack of a better word, special.

"what i love most about fiction is the sense of discovery.  the moment 
where everything comes together." 
-neil gaiman

"i love that moment where the story comes out of the story and into the real world."
-neil gaiman

during the q& a, someone asked neil, of all the books and stories he's written, if he had his pick, which would he wish would last for generations.  without pause, he responded that it would have to be one of his children's books (think: coraline, the graveyard book, etc.).  

my heart fluttered a bit at that answer.  it's not a revolutionary idea to say that children's literature can have an enormous impact on a child (and on the adult they become), but it's one in which i very much believe.  here's to hoping neil's wish comes true!

xo. di.

*image 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


  1. Amazing post for the most amazing of authors. I am quite certain Gaiman would approve of the pictures you have coupled with his quotes. Very... Stardustian.

  2. How absolutely lovely. He's really the portrait of a wordsmith, so naturally gifted with his appreciation for language. I love how he answered the question, too; books play such an important role in our lives as children. I'm sure all of his works will endure. x

  3. That last photo is fabulous. I have a special place in my heart for children's literature. When we are younger we tend to had so much more imagination!

  4. thanks, guys. i really love hearing how others feel about children's literature.


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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