i hope your day or night is full of smiles! i am lucky to have found a lovely little book at the army of Salvation just a day ago and i thought right away to share it with you and you and you (the photos are giants, i am so sorry if this hurts your computer)
how beautiful old books are. ones with aching spines and pages worn in with the love they were given. pages that whisper more than the words contain. the magic of knowing that some body else has fallen asleep with those very words dancing in the world behind their eyes
in the front cover of this book, there was a small bit written from a wife, Miss Paula, to her husband with a hope for forever. i wonder as to why it was left to wait for anyone else's shelves. to be brushed off and held close.
Paula, i hope too
When Takumi's wife suddenly returns from the grave, he can't believe his eyes. How could such a thing be possible? Is she here to stay? Has love miraculously triumphed over death? As Takumi starts looking for answers to these questions, he discovers the secret of his wife's appearance is somehow linked to the past...and the future.
to further extend amazon's description, takumi is a 29 year old man who's wife has passed away the year before. he lives in a small home with his five year old son, yuji. their family life is so endearing. he's a clumsy man who often gets sick but he cares for yuji as best he can. it's been a year since mio has passed away but he still feels the pain deeply. mio was his first and only love. on her deathbed, she tells him she will return to them a year after, during the rainy season. takumi, of course, knows that is not possible but the thought and her words still linger in his mind. takumi and yuji spend their days walking in the woods and talking with nombre and pooh in the park. one day, at the start of the rainy season, mio comes back. she has come back without her memory. the rest of the novel focuses on the time she spends with them and he tells her the story of their love which was the happiest and most beautiful thing to read. you'll discover whether she stays or leaves and why and how she has come back in the first place. the ending is sad but the story as a whole will warm your heart.
i finished this book about a week or so ago and it is now one of my all time favorites. so full of emotion and love and family life. it was beautifully written and heart-breaking and i love every single word of it. this is the type of story that can speak to everyone because it's about love and family and life. takuji ichikawa is a brilliant writer. this book is really popular in japan! i read somewhere that is surpassed norwegian wood by haruki murakami who, at the time, was the best selling book in japan.
I don't remember where I found the picture. I cut it out and pasted it into my inspiration notebook, as you can see.
What do you daydream about? How would your dream house or dream bedroom look?
I make tiny paper stars and store them away in glass hearts
( ponies and cats, faerie housing and a ceramic mushroom..Collapse )
If this kind of post is not allowed, let me know! :)
a simple question. i'm looking for a very delicate appearing, particularly nice tea set. i want a tea pot the cups and saucers, an entire set. i wouldn't mind spending a decent amount on this. $150 price range, perhaps. any suggestions, stores or websites, would be great. thank you!
( Read more...Collapse )