2020​​ Tales from Someone’s Memory

 

Moonlit Magic

“"Paint the scenes I describe to you," the moon said at his first visit, "and you'll have a very pretty picture book."

---Hans Christian Andersen, “Picturebook without pictures”

 

When a Star is Born

This piece is a mixture of memories from my childhood, when I would sneak into my father’s library to look for something I could read, and the book “One Thousand and One Second Stories” by Taruho Inagaki.

The mysterious, mystical world of the book is expressed by blending with the innocent daydreams of a child.

 

Philosopher

“In Lower Pomerania is the Diamond Mountain, which is two miles and a half high, two miles and a half wide, and two miles and a half in depth; every hundred years a little bird comes and sharpens its beak on it, and when the whole mountain is worn away by this, then the first second of eternity will be over.”

--The Brothers Grimm, “The Shepherd Boy”

 

The Reader

"What is grander than gold?" inquired the King. "Light," replied the Snake. "What is more refreshing than light?" said he. "Conversation," answered she.​

--Goethe, “The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily”