Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. Worn Corners and/or Edges (Possibly Bent). Writing on Pages. Used-Good. Sound copy (Mild Reading Wear). May have scuffs or missing DJ. May have some notes, highlighting or underlining. "Our Business is Changing Lives."
My 3 year old daughter originally checked this book out from the library, but she enjoyed it so much that we bought it. She wanted it read to her every night and now she reads it to us (by picture memory of course). My husband and I enjoy the thought behind the words as well. It is a great book and we all highly recommend it!
Jan 13, 2008
UNIQUE, Enchanting, Beautiful
I have a favorite quote that I like and this goes along with what this book is about. I forgot who wrote this, but it goes like this:
"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to meet you."
This book is about how nature is meeting the author and getting to know her and how the author is essentially passive and is just enjoying all that nature is giving back to her emotionally. Basically, the flower is so beautiful, that she feels that it has a personality that wants to spiritutally connect to her. Instead of her leading the dog, the dog is leading her, and she can just feel free to spiritually experience that without having to be the leader--its a book about accepting the moments of life as they come, and the spiritual contact we sometimes don't experience because we are too busy thinking and planning for the next thing.
It's a beautiful book that makes you stop and realize that there is so much happening around us that we just tune out to, but if we just don't think so much and just feel and try to emotionally identify with nature and it's beauty and the beauty inside of us, there is beauty all around us. Its a book about feeling joyful and rejoicing--at least that is what I felt this BEAUTIFUL BOOK is about.
The illustrations are simple but very colorful, but that is what the book is about--the simplicity of life and its wonders---how nature can touch us if we don't try so hard to touch it. Just sit back and let the flower give something to you without reaching out to it---the flower will reach out to you. Without taking a pen to write about yourself, don't try so hard and let the pen write you---JUST LET GO--sometimes we try so hard to be happy, instead of just letting go and letting what's around us speak to us and take us where we need to go.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-05-08 Walker (The Color Purple; Finding the Green Stone) praises the surroundings that fortify the human experience. In her vision, people do not work their will on the things around them, but rather the people and the universe influence each other: "There is a flower/ At the tip/ Of my nose/ Smelling/ Me./ There is a sky/ At the end/ Of my/ Eye/ Seeing/ Me." Vitale (When the Wind Stops) paints great swaths of sunset sky that glow from the horizon, illuminating the serene face of a dreaming girl who looks as if she would be at home anywhere. "There is a dance/ That lives/ In my bones/ Dancing/ Me," reads the text, as the heroine, charged from within by streams of incandescent energy, leaps and sways in swirls of sunlight that stream out from her fingertips. "There is a story/ At the end/ Of my arms," Walker concludes, "Telling/ Me!" Now a rainbow falls over the girl's face, and creation holds out marvelous possibilities. Smaller versions of herself surround the girl in a frieze: in these miniature images she flies, dives into the waves with a fish and climbs the leaves of an enormous white flower to kiss its face. It's less a story than an illuminated prayer-an expression of gratitude for one girl, all humans and the whole of the cosmos. All ages. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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