welcome in…

bicyclegirl

‘Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.’
-Neil Gaiman, Sandman

Hello again.
Welcome to my world.
I’m new here, are you?

It would be great if you were because… you wouldn’t mind too greatly if we walked around together to explore its borders? I’d love it if I had someone along with me while I learned more about my new surroundings. It’s like biting into a strange but beautiful fruit. All the anticipation for the first bite, the first taste builds up. But only after you’ve carefully inspected the skin, felt it’s weight in your hands and smelt it’s new scent… only after all your senses have explored the fruit are you willing to bite into it.

I think this place is digestible. I think it could be great. But of course, it would be better if I had a friend with me while I did all that.

Companions. They make life go down just that wee bit easier…

‘Walk any path in Destiny’s garden and you will be forced to choose, not once, but many times. The paths fork and divide. With each step you take you make a choice, and every choice determines future paths. However, at the end of a lifetime of walking, you might look back and see only one path stretching out behind you or look ahead and see only darkness.

Sometimes you dream about the paths of destiny, and speculate, to no purpose. Dream about the paths you took and the paths you didn’t take. The paths diverge and branch and reconnect. Some say, not even Destiny himself truly knows where any path will take you, where each twist and turn will lead. But even if Destiny could tell you, he will not. Destiny holds his secrets. The Garden of Destiny. You would know it if you saw it. After all, you will wander it until you die. Or beyond. For the paths are long and even in death there is no ending to them.’
-Neil Gaiman, Sandman

Hold my hand while we explore Destiny’s garden. Where will it lead us? I have no idea. But let’s skip, laugh, tease and have a wonderful time.

Because we have each other here.

just a quote

midnight_days

“When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn’t make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. “It’s all right” we whisper, “I’m here, I love you.” and we lie: “I’ll never leave you.” For just a moment or two the darkness doesn’t seem so bad.”

– Hellblazer #27, “Hold Me”. Collected in DC Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days collection.

Seeing a lovely quote makes my day. Makes me want to go out and complete reading the entire Hellblazer collection. I must admit though, I’m not a ‘comics’ fan. The only series that I ever completed reading (and currently own) is Sandman and that is largely due to the fact that I love Neil Gaiman. I own all his books, most of his graphic novels and have read his children’s stuff too. Obsessed? Not really.

He has a wonderful way with words, dialogue and supplements his writing with enough fantastical twists to keep me entertained. The fact that he seems a humorous enough person with a knack at laughing at himself works well with my boredom too.

I can’t wait to read his latest project, which at the current moment, he has yet to unveil for fear of jinxing it. Ah well, I guess I shall just have to go re-read everything of his again.

That is, after I’m done with the ten-odd books lying by my bedside. They are still in their fresh packaging. Ah hell. Too many books, not enough time.

That said, check out these luverly stamps by Dave McKean!

mythical_creatures

I.want.them.