i stumbled across a book titled "bedtime stories" while waiting for my sandwich at new seasons and was looking through the stories.
in a story titled "troll bridge" by neil gaiman, i read this:
'Trolls can smell the rainbows, trolls can smell the stars,' it whispered sadly. 'Trolls can smell the dreams you dreamed before you were ever born. Come close to me and I'll eat your life.'
i bought the book for that bit alone. i had to stop reading so i could put my hand on my heart and breathe in the goodness.
so far, i love the few stories i've read, including that one, but i keep going back to those words. over and over and over.
as a side note, i have decided that i really want to illustrate a story (or stories) someday. photographically and artistically, of course; clearly i am not an actual illustrator. with the right person and the right story - oh my goodness, the fun.