the bright tingle of the stars

“Why en’t you cold, Serafina Pekkala?”

“We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm.  And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the Aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin.  It’s worth being cold for that.”

– Phillip Pullman, The Golden Compass

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Oh, how I love this. I’ve never read The Golden Compass, but I just might have to now.