A/N: Odd little ficlet that just sort of wrote itself. Whoo,
symbolism. The definitions listed herein were created from an
amalgamation of dictionary.com and MS Word's definitions.
"My Father's Dictionary"
My father's dictionary says that a fairy tale is a "fictitious
and highly fanciful story for children about fairies and/or
other imaginary beings and events."
But my father's dictionary also says that faith is a "belief in,
devotion to, or trust in somebody or something that does not
rest on logical proof or material evidence."
So what is true? Was it all a fairy tale, or should I still
believe in it, even now? I'm not the world's most imaginative
person- I don't know if I really could've dreamed it all up.
And I felt pain while I was there, and learned things. It was
my fairy-tale reality.
Here's another thought: a "fillet" is said to be "a little band,
especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head." Yet
a "talisman" is "a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a
protection against evil." And in a way there are similarities,
but they are not the same. They will never be the same.
And the most important definition in my father's dictionary: a
"dragon" is a "mythical monster traditionally represented as a
gigantic reptile having a lion's claws, the tail of a serpent,
wings, and a scaly skin."
But "boy" means "a young, inexperienced man."
Still . . . definitions come not from books, but the soul.
Using someone else's to understand your life can lead to
In my father's dictionary, the Kohaku River is just a filled-in
But in my soul, "Kohaku" means . . .
* ende *
. : look it up, baka : .