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My Bus will be Pulled by Geese

Your destination is North. The map that you are using is a mirror. You are always pulling the bits out of your bare feet, the pieces of the map that broke off and fell on the ground as the Snow Queen flew overhead in her sleigh. Where you are, where you are coming from, it is impossible to read a map made of paper. If it were that easy then everyone would be a traveler. You have heard of other travelers whose maps are breadcrumbs, whose maps are stones, whose maps are the four winds, whose maps are yellow bricks laid one after the other. You read your map with your foot, and behind you somewhere there must be another traveler whose map is the bloody footprints that you are leaving behind you.

—Kelly Link, Travels with the Snow Queen, from her first collection, Stranger Things Happen

One Comment

  1. some girl in PA wrote:

    I love this. Thanks.

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:57 am | Permalink

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