The passage when Elisabeth met Daniel. So charmingly written. This is how a lifelong friendship unfolds I presume? It is even more romantic than the best love-at-the-first-sight kind of thing.2018-08-22 16:50:00 回应
Again, Elisabeth and Daniel’s second interaction touched me deeply. The imagination of an art piece, and yes, the throwing of a watch into the canal. I’m afraid Ali Smith has just made into my list of favorite authors. (Although it means nothing, to no one but me.)2018-08-22 17:39:04 回应
"A minute ago it was June. Now the weather is September. The crops are high, about to be cut, bright, golden.
November? unimaginable. Just a month away.
The days are still warm, the air in the shadows sharper. The nights are sooner, chillier, the light a little less each time.
Dark at half past seven. Dark at quarter past seven, dark at seven."
This, I believe is the first time in this book Ali Smith talks about autumn. And so well-written. You can almost feel the elapse of daylight. So beautiful, with a touch of melancholy.
Oh how much I loved this book!2018-08-22 17:55:15 回应
The bagatelle part. Ingenious. How I wish I could've met someone and played such game with, when I was thirteen years old. The picture/story one and this - he is telling her all about imagination, empathy via some simple games that doesn’t require any tools, props, specific timing or places. Even thought-provoking questions such as “what is truth”? Is anything truer than other things?2018-08-22 21:57:25 回应