Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by night
"When the night comes, the starry sky reflects on its surface like in a mirror, and you have the feeling of being in space."
This is my “happily hops away from problems” song.
To fans of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series: I visited Oxford today and just *had* to make sure I found the bench that Will and Lyra sit at from the end of the third book. To my delight, I found a faint “Lyra + Will” carving on the bench and this beautiful little note on a scrap of paper:
"Written, as no one came and I was too nervous to strike up a literary conversation with strangers. To whomever finds this: Today I traveled four hours by train to sit on this bench for 1 hour, 12-1 PM, midsummer day. You may wonder why. Well, I fulfilled at 14-year-old wish. Did you ever read "His Dark Materials"? It was the only book(s) to make me cry. Actual tears. This is the bench where at this moment I am as close to those characters as one can be. So Happy Anniversary I say to Will and Lyra. — A Citizen of the Republic of Heaven."
I only read the books for the first time about seven months ago, but I fell in love with the series. I just found this note so incredibly sweet, and it’s a lovely reminder of how much the books of one’s childhood can affect your life.