Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"...To Keep the Stories Alive."

She thought about the word "capture,"

how it put a writer on par with a fur trapper or big-game hunter,

and how it implied that stories were


and roaming around loose in the world,

and a writer's job was to catch them.

Except of course that a writer didn't kill what she caught,

didn't stuff it

and hang it on a wall;

the point was to keep the stories alive."

~ Maria de los Santos
Love Walked In

1 comment:

Austina said...

This book is so sweet.