Tuesday, April 5, 2011

peter pan inspired

I knew a girl who read her best friend's copy of the Peter Pan novel. 

She was in high school, and sleeping over.


Pan, who and what art though?' he cried huskily.
I'm youth, I'm joy,' Peter answered at a venture, 'I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg."
Here's the photo of the Rodarte outfit. It started the inspiration, for this post.
November 2010 cover
One year, as an adult, she dressed as Peter Pan, when she worked with children.

"If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing."
— J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

"Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"
— J.M. Barrie


All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust." J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)


You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you, Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.
Peter Pan
Spoken by Tinkerbell.
When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
Peter Pan
Spoken by Peter Pan
"To love would be an awfully big adventure." 
 J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

"Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting." 
 J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)


"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings."
— J.M. Barrie

She always wanted her own copy of the book.
Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories."
Peter Pan  quotes source 1  &  quotes source 2
She doesn't know why she's never bought one.


  1. I love that first Esty listing, probably cause it looks like something I would paint myself, haha.

    ♥ Peter Pan

  2. What a lovely post! I love how it tells a story. And guessing the girl is you, maybe it's time to buy the book? :)


  3. hi. clicked over for your awesome donut painting... and then kind of fell into your blog... and then clicked follow... and then scrolled back through like... a few months of your life... :)
    still think this might be my favorite post.
    i love peter pan. i love that barrie's prose is so dense and mature, and yet, he wrote it expecting children to understand. (which they do, of course) so different from what we see today.
    great stuff here, and i'm looking forward to more.
    ...oh, and i'll keep an eye out for a good vintage copy of PP. :)


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