Monday, August 27, 2007

A Word from Rosie Little

"I could get all writerly about it, and call it an 'aqualine nose', but to do so would be to confine its owner for all time to the pages of fiction, for how could I ever expect you to believe that he truly existed were I to plonk such a literary phenomenon squarely in the middle of his face? An actual nose-- a nose of flesh and bone and cartilege-- might in be be aqualine in profile, but it is a strange fact of life that it is almost never so described unless the describer has a pen in her hand or a keyboard beneath her fingertips"-- Danielle Wood, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls