Reason #24 to Keep Living: Coraline Days

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How can I describe the rain on the river today?

If I say what I usually say, that it’s a “Coraline Day,” you probably won’t have any idea what I’m talking about. So let me explain. 

Coraline, the novel by Neil Gaiman and the film written and directed by Henry Selick, is one of my favourite creations, whether in the form of movie or book. If you don’t know already (which you should), the story revolves around an adventurous girl named Coraline, who is a self-declared explorer and loves to stomp around in the rain in a pair of bright yellow rain boots. The movie especially has an air of mystery and coziness about it: the outside of Coraline’s house is almost always enveloped in rain, thick fog, or a wet, grey sky.

So days like this remind me of Coraline, which means they remind me not of lethargy and depression, but of yellow rain boots, art, and adventure.

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Which is exactly what all of us need on a rainy day, isn’t it?


If you have a reason to keep living, whether it be big or small, simple or complex, send it with a photo and a brief explanation to erica-mck@hotmail.com. Your photo and writing will be featured on the Amber Typewriter in weeks to come!


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