Usually I reserve my blog space for talking about artful, creative things that have been going on. Today I want to shift a bit and talk about another of my passions (which has also become a vocation). Reading has always been a passion of mine -- books are companions and authors become friends. Even more so now that I am working as a Children's Librarian at our local library. One part of the job that I have been loving is reading some of the best in children's literature. Madeleine L'Engle once said "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." I'm finding that some of the best books I've read all year are the ones written for children. For example, last week I finished the Newbery winning book by Sharon Creech entitled Walk Two Moons. It is a sensitive, beautiful story, with wonderful themes throughout. If you've never read it, it could be your next favorite read!
I don't want to forget to recommend my daughter's blog: With Nothing but an Open Mind . . . She just turned 21, is a senior in college, and is posting daily about her journey, her thoughts and her growing edges. I'm impressed about the depth of her insights (and that's not just because I'm her mom!) Anyway, check it out for some daily food-for-thought, inspirational pictures and a new perspective!