A lot of my inspiration for WildFox comes from my favorite author, Francesca Lia Block. Reading her words is a truly magical experience. I recommend the book "Dangerous Angels" to start with. You will never read something this beautiful.
"My pain is ugly angel juan. I feel like I have so much ugly pain," says witch baby in a dream. "Everyone does," Angel Juan says. "my mother says that pain is hidden in everyone you see. She says try to imagine it like big bunches of flowers that everyone is carrying around with them. Think of your pain like a big bunch of red roses, a beautiful thorn necklace. Everyone has one."
"Why is this place called Los Angeles?" Witch baby asked. "There aren't any angels." "Maybe there are. Sometimes I see angels in the people I love," said Weetzie. "What do angels look like?" "They have wings and carry lilies," Cherokee said. "And they have blonde hair," she added, tossing her braids. "Clutch pig!" Said Witch Baby under her breath. She tugged at her own dark tangles. "No, Cherokee," said Weetzie. "That's just in some old paintings. Angels can look like anyone. They can look like mysterious, beautiful, purple eyed girls."
"Weetzie's HEART Felt so full with Love, SO FULL as if it could hardly fit in her chest. She knew they were all afraid. BUT Love and disease are both like ELECTRICITY Weetzie thought. They are always there- you cant see or smell or hear or touch or taste them, but you know they are there. like a current in the air. We can choose,weetzie thought, we can choose to plug into the love current
instead. I dont know about HAPPILY EVER AFTER... But I know about happily Weetzie bat thought."
—The New York Times Book Review
"A poetic series of books celebrating love, art, and the imagination, all in hyper-lyrical language.... Tenderly intoxicating."
"Lyrical, resonant fables, which always point back to the primacy of family, friends, love, location, food and music. At once modern and mythic, her series deserves as much space as it can command of daydream nation's shrinking bookshelves."
—The Village Voice
"[Block's] extravagantly imaginative setting and finely honed perspectives remind the reader that there is magic everywhere."
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