in the same space at the same time

A photo series by 16 year old Natalie Kucken , inspired by this quote from the book, The Lovely Bone...

A photo series by 16 year old Natalie Kucken, inspired by this quote from the book, The Lovely Bones.

and my father would take the thin cotton top sheet
and bunch it up in his hands while being careful to
keep the two corners between his thumb and forefinger.
then he would snap it out so the pale sheet would spread
out like a parachute above buckley and gently, what felt
wonderfully slowly, it would waft down and touch along
his exposed skin- his knees, his forearms, his cheeks and
chin. both air and cover somehow there in the same
space at the same time- it felt like the ultimate freedom
and protection.

-the lovely bones


PS > I'll be guest blogging at English Muse for my good friend Tina while she takes a break from the blog. So you can find me over there for the next few weeks as well as here.

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37 comments

  1. Lovely photos!
    I checked out the other blog and it's very nice!I can never get enough of beautiful design blogs.
    :)
    szucs

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  2. what a cool concept and beautiful quote! i've never read or saw the lovely bones movie, maybe i should!

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  3. i have seen "The Lovely Bones" and usually i will read a book first. but the movie captured me so this time that i have decided to definatly read the book also.
    these series of photos are beautiful. so much talent at such an age=)
    And you know when you actuallly DO try and lay out your sheets and doona in one fall, it feels so much fluffier and softer than laying it out flat.
    this has inspired my thursday Liss, thank you!
    xoxo

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  4. I love photos and literature in perfect combination. that seems like an obvious thing to say but there is something so wonderful about visual representations of words, because when you read a really good book that is what happens in your head!

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  5. I love the book I have yet to see the film. I think these shots are quite beautiful.

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  6. You always manage to post the most subtle and happy notes around here! :) Lovely, once again! :)

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  7. These are lovely. They remind me of my husband trying to make the bed as quickly as possible before the dog figures out what he is doing.

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  8. @Megan ~ hehe so I guess your dog loves getting on the bed when your making it? my dog loves a fresh made bed!

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  9. @daydream lily -- oh yes, our pup loves to race under the sheets. I like to sit back and watch.

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  10. Gorgeous shots..... Makes me want to return to my bedroom... where life is beautiful.

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  11. I just discovered your site. Lovely photo's. I love the light.

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  12. wow, these are so great... so magical.

    i loved "the lovely bones", but i'm still a little afraid to see the movie.

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  13. Love the photos and the quote. I once used the same one on my blog post a while ago.

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  14. wow the first one is pretty amazing <3

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  15. There's something that's awesomely serene about these photos. Incredible.

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  16. Butterflies in my stomach as I read this and gazed at the images....

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  17. Those pictures are dreamyyy. :)

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  18. Lovely photo! I love the title of this post.

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  19. so gorgeous. what a beautiful quote, i could perfectly imagine it in my mind. i am so wanting to read this book!

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  20. gorgeous pics...they make my mood

    Marika
    and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

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  21. your pics are lovely and generally your work is amazing...well down..:D

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  22. Wow these are beautiful...shes very talented.
    Mustart x

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  23. That's a gorgeous photo and a perfect passage to go with it.

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  24. Oh thats a great quote! And the photos go with it perfectly :)

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  25. gorgeous pictures..Next time you could try to snapshot it as it moves to create a gif that could be nice ^^

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  26. Oh wow, this is amazingly gorgeous!
    I am really curious now about the book and the movie...

    <3
    Mila.

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  27. That book, and film, is fantastic!

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  28. I have read the book and I love it to bits. I even reviewed it in my blog. The photography is in total harmony with the quote.

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  29. I don't how i've only just stumbled upon your blog, but I'm so glad I did. It's completely lovely! You have a gorgeous style.

    Miss B xx

    http://agirlastyle.wordpress.com/

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  30. mmmmm yum

    i really love these liss!
    i just recently purchased my
    first ever white quilt cover
    and i'm a tiny bit in love
    with it. matches my white
    floors now!


    x

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  31. These images are blissful. Still shots are lovely, but there is something so poetic about knowing the photographer captured an instant - rather than an image. So great.

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