|Amsterdam - Autumn 2011|
Then she heard a voice from behind her: "One foot, two feet, hop, hop, hop". Surprised, she turned around and saw a snow-white rabbit hopscotching after her.
"One food, two feet, hop, hop, hop". When the girl looked closely, she saw another rabbit behind that one. As the snow kept falling, many more rabbits began following her. She gaped in amazement.
This time she heard a voice from ahead. "White rabbits behind you, White rabbits in front. One foot, two feet, hop, hop, hop".
When she looked ahead, the girl saw a long line of white rabbits hopping. "Oh, I had no idea". She felt as if she were in a dream. "Where are you going?" she asked. "Where does this lead to?"
The rabbit in front of her answered, "To the end, to the end of the world. We're snow rabbits who make snow fall."
"We're snow rabbits white as snow
And snow falls everywhere we go
White as snow, we never stop
One foot, two feet, hop, hop, hop."
Naoko Awa - First Day of Snow - 2010
In Kate Bernheimer (ed.) My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Penguin Books