Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Architecture of the Imagination

 
"'You'd better come in and have a cup of tea,' said Granny Weatherwax.
 
You'd barely know that anyone lived in the cottage.  There were two chairs by the fire, one of them a rocking chair, and by the table were two chairs that didn't rock but did wobble because of the uneven stone floor.  There was a dresser, and a rag rug in front of the huge hearth.  A broomstick leaned against the wall in one corner, next to something mysterious and pointy, under a cloth.  There was a very narrow and dark flight of stairs.  And that was it.  There was nothing shiny, nothing new, and nothing unnecessary."
 
From Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky

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