My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Let the new faces play what tricks they will
In the old rooms; night can outbalance day,
Our shadows rove the garden gravel still,
The living seem more shadowy than they.
William Butler Yeats, The New Faces
‘Ever try to hold a butterfly? It can’t be done. You damage them,’ he said. ‘As gentle as you try to be, you take the powder from their wings and they won’t ever fly the same. It’s kinder just to let them go.’
In order to avoid repeating what has been said before by other reviewers, I would add the historical background that provides the basis for this story.
There is an interesting book on this subject written by Daniel Szechi.
- The Winter Sea, a Book Review (quilterinmotion.com)