As Theo and Celeste play a game of ‘would you still be my friend if’ to test their new friendship, their hypothetical questions become reality, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and strongest yearnings.
But what of the happiness they wrought?
Laughter around a table, flavor of onions
and mustard and salt, music to drown the sound
of his weeping. All the gods are fallen.
A touching portrait of a young boy who falls in love with his babysitter.
I’ll lean upon her breast and I’ll whisper in her ear
That I cannot get a wink o’sleep for thinking of my dear;
I hunger at my meat and I daily fade away
Like the hedge rose that is broken in the heat of the day.
And why should I be cold, my lad,
And why should you repine,
Because I love a dark head
That never will be mine?
I once flew in my dreams.
Then I read a book
that taught me how to control it.
Love has gone and left me, — and the neighbors knock and borrow,
And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse
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