Momenssia

| May 19, 2013

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Momenssia

Half-hidden in the shade of a large oak tree Boon Winkle cautiously watched his class mate Cara casually dangling upside down from the height of the monkey bars. Boon felt easier far away in the solitude and obscurity of his secluded spot.
Withdrawal into himself was what he had learned from living with the lurching, unpredictable behaviour of his drunken father and he preferred the certainty of solitude to the dangers of engagement. This life without a mother was all Boon knew and the sudden death of his grandfather had left him bereft of the one warm relationship that he could remember.
But one day Boon’s life changes when, on the way home from school, he stops to look at an odd collection of objects on display in the window of old man Garner’s house. Strangely drawn towards a figurine of a snail he spots amid the objects he is compelled to enter the house. There Boon learns of the lasting friendship shared between Mr. Garner and his grandfather and is unexpectedly presented with a small wooden box filled with a collection of objects, a legacy left to him by his grandfather. Amidst the collection of objects is the snail figurine.
That night, as he is falling asleep, Boon hears a voice and discovers that the snail figurine has come to life and is calling to him. The snail guides Boon through the extraordinary land of Momenssia where he finds himself on a fantastic and confusing journey into memory, wishes and fears. Chaotically transported in and out of thoughts, Boon soon discovers that a world of friendship and the formation of some very special moments await him – if he is able to open himself to the value of being.

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