Friday, October 16, 2015

The first chapter

Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria. Wait a minute. "Once upon a time" is how all the best children's stories begin and "prostitute" is a word for adults. How can I start a book with this apparent contradiction? But since, at every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss, let's keep that beginning. 
- Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

I can see that I won't be getting any sleep tonight! This is a wonderful beginning :)

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