Posts Tagged: stars
That night Julia saw in a dream Thom’s adding machine. She dreamed of counting the stars one by one, as Gaia did up to a hundred, to thousands and millions.
Be good girls, I love you, said Kristen when Salvatore put the smaller suitcase under his arm and raised the other two with his hands. Gaia and Julia waved at Kristen from the window until her boat disappeared under
Julia returned on the airship’s bridge at night, wearing gloves and a long coat. To protect her eyes from crying she was given a pair of goggles and to protect her head a black hat with an orange pom-pom.
This is a starquilt, Kristen whispered. On the quilt, each stitch a star and all stitches a starry sky. Julia kept sleeping while Kristen laid the quit on her. Take it with you on your trip, it will measure
Julia looked at the sky, one star at a time, the brightest and the most distant, those that were visible only after several minutes, those which appeared after her eyes accustomed to the darkness. I’d like to draw a
Julia, wake up! … We have to go, it’s a beautiful night. … I’m going, if you don’t get up, I’ll go alone. Where are you going? To the terrace, to watch the stars. I’m coming, wait for me. For
Gaia could not sleep, the bed next to her was empty. She was sitting on the couch, her mother beside her. When shall Julia return? She’ll be back tomorrow evening. What’s she doing now? She’s flying above us, inside an