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The Beech Trees

The Beech Trees by Theodora Goss I was sitting among beech trees, older than me, older than the houses around the perimeter of the park, with lace curtain, walls of mellow brick dating from the last century, but the beech … Continue reading

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The Fairies’ Gifts

The Fairies’ Gifts by Theodora Goss The fairies came to my christening. They were not invited — my family, not being royalty, did not know any fairies personally. They just showed up, as fairies do sometimes. One was older, about … Continue reading

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Guinevere and Lancelot

Guinevere and Lancelot by Theodora Goss I did not know a love like this was possible, said Guinevere to Lancelot. It will bring down the kingdom and the king, it will consume everything. Lancelot replied with a sorrowful look, putting … Continue reading

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Head of Aphrodite

Head of Aphrodite Cyprus, 510 B.C. by Theodora Goss All the beautiful figures rising from the waves, long toes gripping foam, arms raised to accept garlands of flowers, covered by their own golden hair or borrowed drapery, diaphanous as mist … Continue reading

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The Forest

The Forest by Theodora Goss You took a photograph of the forest. At first I was not in it, just the trees made amethyst by twilight. And then I was, as though you had imagined me into the rising mist, … Continue reading

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A Room of Her Own

A Room of Her Own by Theodora Goss Every woman must have a room where she can be completely herself. Where there are flowers on the table, roses and lilies in a vase inherited from her grandmother. Where there are … Continue reading

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Madeleine in the Bois d’Amour

Madeleine in the Bois d’Amour (Émile Bernard, 1892) by Theodora Goss The girl is picking a flower from the pink tree. Her hat is lying on the grass because it is springtime — the sun is shining, the forest behind … Continue reading

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