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Nicole + Kim {Weddings}

“she’s kept her love for him as alive as the summer they first met."
nicole krauss | the history of love

Enjoy the moving writing of Nicole Krauss brought to life by Kim, who married the boy she loves (a lifelong friend) five days ago.
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"Maybe the first time you saw her you were ten. She was standing in the sun scratching her legs. Or tracing letters in the dirt with a stick. Her hair was being pulled. Or she was pulling someone's hair. 
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And a part of you was drawn to her, and a part of you resisted--wanting to ride off on your bicycle, kick a stone, remain uncomplicated. 
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In the same breath you felt the strength of a man, and a self-pity that made you feel small and hurt.  Part of you thought: Please don't look at me. If you don't, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me.
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Well, once upon a time there was a boy.  He lived in a village that no longer exists, in a house that no longer exists, on the edge of a field that no longer exists,...
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...where everything was discovered and everything was possible.
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A stick could be a sword.  A pebble could be a diamond.  A tree a castle.
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Once upon a time there was a boy who lived in a house across the field from a girl who no longer exists.  They made up a thousand games.
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She was Queen and he was King.
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In the autumn light, her hair shone like a crown.
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They collected the world in small handfuls.
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Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was the question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
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6 comments:

  1. Took my breath away kind of beautiful.

    Wow.

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  2. you are so ridiculously talented!

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  3. Loved these images, and paired with the words they are perfect.

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  4. So beautiful. And her gown & necklace & hair & veil & the light are fairy tail beautiful. Love love love.

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  5. Beautiful captures!!(as always) :)

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  6. From the Mother of the Bride, can't wait to see the rest of the pictures to see how you have told their story.

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Oh, you've made my day! Thank you for the thoughts and words!