You guessed it! That blog post was preempted again today by something more exciting of which the title has little connection to. Which is written rather like Milne would have done. Continue reading
At long last, after a frustrating technical issue, I have the final Canada 150 blog post. I have to credit Continue reading
I misplaced my phone. Again. Somehow my keys and phone never seem to be where my brain thinks they are.
Although it seems random perhaps it’s not. I’ve felt lately that reading has been a missing element in my life. I’m meandering through the original Anne of Green Gables as we watched the new series on CBC. I so enjoy Lucy Maud Montgomery’s incredible talent with words but the chase of the story isn’t there as I’ve perhaps reread them half a dozen times.
So on my much needed break from the dungeon I wandered upstairs to the library. In two seconds the visual of four women in an old car pulled me in. Once I read the title and skimmed the synapse of the story I was hooked.
I laughed, I cried and I pondered. I’m not advocating a traveling funeral, as I have mine planned out for here at home, but the heart of the book is really about living life to the fullest. It’s about loss and pain but also about accepting the parts that make us us.
Now the book is going travelling. I’m sending it along to a close friend who will be instructed whom to send it to and so on. Once it returns to me I’ll return it, well used, to the library. Reading enriches our lives as does friendship so this is a win win.
Today’s post is inspired by a Happy Meal which is ironic because my children never had those. But here’s the thing; McDonald’s Canada is giving away free books instead of toys. We, as the public, can help by every shelfie we post. Continue reading
Today I listened to story time. It brought back happy memories of countless Continue reading
I’ve always had a soft spot for the original bear. The one that A.A. Milne created based on a real live brown bear in a London zoo. The one with Canadian roots. He’s a bit more special to me that the Disney Version and the gopher (who always pops up to say I’m not in the book). Truth is every book is better than any movie.
I share this link called Pooh’s Lessons on a day that has had some ups and downs. Pooh and his friends give us a reminder of the important things in life. Happy reading.
The written word has always held special appeal to me. When I was 8 I can remember Continue reading