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...she walked in through the out door.
full fathom five thy father lies
When he took me by the hand to go for the walk, I was eager, because he rarely held our hand. [...] He told me we were going to a place where there is a well that has the sweetest, coolest magical spring waters [...]
We clambered over one stile, and crossed a field [...] We walked to the middle of the field, and there, midst a chump of rushes, was the well. It didn't look to me like it was too magical, as it was just water, surrounded by some built-up stones. Kneel down and drink it, he said [...] It was the loveliest water I ever tasted and the more I drank of it, the lovelier it became. And then we lay under a big shady tree and my father made up stories and recited poetry and manufactured tales of the doings of the shapes in the clouds. [...]

When my father left us and went to England, I went to find the well again. Over the same stile I went, over the same ditch, past the big sheltering tree, to where the well had been. It wasn't there, no rushes, no well.

I tramped all over that field, and the field to the south of it, and to the north of it, and every other field, but never again did I find that well, and never again did I find the father who brought me there.
Malachy McCourt, A Monk Swimming.

Mick Yates - spider's web

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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 21st, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
magie klebt nicht an orten, dinge verschwinden – wie wir, irgendwann.
was bleibt, mag sich in den letzten momenten verspinnen.

vielleicht. so wie erinnerungen.


dalaruan From: dalaruan Date: January 22nd, 2011 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)


Ja, vielleicht so. Die Magie entsteht im Moment der Begegnung. So wie dieser Ort vielleicht durch diese Magie erst entstanden ist. Und der staunende kleine Junge, der Malachy McCourt damals war, einen zugewandten & liebevollen Vater erlebte, den er vorher und nachher nie wieder so erleben wuerde.

Edited at 2011-01-22 08:24 am (UTC)
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