125 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Oliver Živković, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

“She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music.

She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school.

In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was…

She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow.

She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl.

We did not know what to make of her.

In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”

[ Jerry SpinelliStargirl ]