Thursday, 6 January 2011

Locket words

I’m listening to David Mitchell’s book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and heard a lovely turn of phrase which set me thinking. He has his main character think “I wish spoken words could be captured and kept in a locket”.  In olden days folks used to hold treasured portraits of their loved ones in a locket round their neck to have them close to their hearts, always in their memory, and to give them strength.
My locket would contain
Medaillon in Herzform ohne Fotos 20091116 002“You and I have shared the most beautiful moments that a man and woman can share”
“I like Sheila: she is always happy and smiling”
“I adore you for showing me the joy of giving”
What would be in yours?

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