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