the time traveler’s wife was a life-changing book for me. not in a philosophical or existential way… it just forever raised the bar for me on how beautifully crafted a story could be. the author, audrey niffenegger, masterfully combines a story that is so achingly real with a situation that is utterly fantastical. like all good fantasy, it takes a story everyone can relate to & heightens every aspect of it with a bit of the impossible.
but the time traveler’s wife doesn’t just leave you in wonder – it pulls and twists and squeezes your heart until you have no more to give to the book – you can only take it in. i think i pretty much cried the whole last third of the book.
ever since i heard the announcement that the time traveler’s wife had finally been cast & shooting would begin, i couldn’t wait to see the movie. waiting…waiting. then it came out… but what if it wasn’t good? what if it was lacking? ack. confusion.
so, i didn’t see it in the theatres. it finally came out on dvd and i watched it saturday night in the few short hours i actually closed my laptop this weekend. while the film could never fully match the excellence of the book (i’m always prepared for that, no ridiculous expectations here) i found it to be quite beautiful and, for me, the imagery was spot on.
the meadow… the characters… the interiors…
so after i finished crying (thank goodness it was only for about 45 minutes this time…) i opened my laptop back up and went to surf for this week’s inspiration on etsy. lo and behold the front page led me to a shop who’s photography mimicked the very imagery i had just immersed myself in for 2 hours.
so, i simply had to share! you must go visit the photography shop of jenni holma – she’s just 21, a student in finland. so lovely.
and welcome back to scoutie girl – you’re in for a great week!
please note: the links to the book take you to powells, a huge independently owned bookstore based in portland, oregon. they are affiliate links – a girl’s gotta eat, right?