3.14.2013

portraits of my sister || the beauty of stories

Once upon a time there lived a girl who loved books. She loved hearing the crackle of a book's spine when she opened it for the first time. She loved the feel of the pages & the simple joy of turning them. But most of all, she loved the stories. She loved them so much in fact, that she spent many a moment wishing... wishing they could come to life.

But as she was gazing out the window one day, thinking about all the characters she had come to know over the years, she realized... they were real. She thought back to all the times she had laughed when they laughed & cried when they cried & rejoiced when they rejoiced. Yes, they were real. They had always been. Even after their stories had been told & even after she had long closed the back cover of their books, they still lived on. They lived on inside her head. Her imagination brought them to life & that made them real.

She realized that as long as stories were remembered, as long as people cared, characters would live on. Brought to life simply by the fact that there was someone left who cared enough to remember them. That is the enduring beauty of stories. They live on even if there is only one person left who cares... you. And they can always be passed on.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Eve! The characters I have come to love have truly been alive all this time, like you said. It wonderful- the way books work. Almost magical.

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  2. this is beautiful, Eve. :) your words are poignant and raw, and your pictures are so lovely; your sister is adorable--and she is a girl after my own heart; a bookworm. :) lovely, dear! x

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  3. This post is lovely, Eve. That is so true that characters are so real! There's nothing like the magic of a book. =) Love the photos - your sister is so pretty!

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  4. Your writing style is so beautiful. Your sister is adorable. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks about the characters when the book is over. If even catch myself praying for them:)

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  5. Beautiful! That is so, so true! And your sister is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  6. LOVE the colors and feelings in these! x

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  7. she is really pretty can we like trade eyes/hair/books or something?

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  8. really like these pictures eve! especially that last one. and your lil sis is sooo adorable. definitely see the resemblance between you and her.

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  9. SHE IS THE SWEETEST LITTLE GIRL EVER HONESTLY. <3

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  10. Awwwww she is adorable!

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  11. your little sis is definitely a photogenic one. love this post. xx

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  12. this is absolutely beautiful. completely and utterly beautiful, dear friend. xoxo

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  13. LOVE THIS! End of story

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  14. Talk about adorable! She's quite a sweetie, y'know. Oh, and who can outgrow Beatrix Potter tales?

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  15. ugh. I meant to comment earlier but totally forgot about it. she is the sweetest little thing. and your photographs are perfect.
    the first 4, GAH.

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  16. oh, I love books too. these photos are gorgeous and I really like the ones of her looking in the mirror.

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  17. wow, these photos are stunning.

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  18. these photos are incredible, eve. which camera do you use?
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Daniela! I used my Canon 5d mkii & 50mm 1.4 for these. :)

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