Thalassa's Childhood Memory

Proust Window
at Henri Bendel's in Manhattan
originally found here
quote Marcel Proust

"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."

a small girl named Thalassa
became excited when she saw the Swarovski
crystals shining. they lined the
edge of water with their brilliance
from east to west. she arrived at the base of a
great red rose, eight feet tall, wrapped in more crystals.
helping herself, Thalassa began climbing each
intricate thorn to the top. Sitting beneath a
Jupiter moon she saw each delicate fold
keeping a book. When she reached and stretched a waggling fish
leaped from its pages, falling down onto a
mermaids back whose fin glistens in Thalassa’s eyes as she
nods her head towards the quiet smell of salt and a
picaroon. the pirate held a teacup of Swarovski crystals
quietly pouring them over a small
rowboat; a silver mannequin took form. the pirate was a
soi disant artist, Thalassa
thought. the moment it got colder she stood
up and reached for Jupiter’s
waistline. standing upright, she played the rings like a
xylophone. The loud song
yelped across the sea as Thalassa continued
zigzagging across each note.

1 comment:

Naquillity said...

Greyscale Territory said...

O this sounds like a heavenly legend.

Especially loved the line/s "played the rings like a xylophone".

It is almost like a fresh spin on the multitude of Zeus legends.

Delightful write!


Saturday, April 12, 2008
Blogger Leigh Lear said...

this was so good, i struggled bigtime the the abc form.

Sunday, April 13, 2008
Anonymous christine said...

Lovely! I would read this to as many young people as I could, Michelle. The story of a girl reaching for knowledge, finding music, and traveling on from there....

Sunday, April 13, 2008
Blogger paisley said...

one would barely notice the acrostic,, the story seems to flow so smoothly... wonderful....

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Anonymous Jo said...

Yes, this is lovely, Michelle, it really pulled me in.

Friday, April 18, 2008

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