I had scheduled this post last week. And last week was just normal. Yesterday even though I had Really Random Tuesday post ready, I did not post. Yesterday, many blogs were silent… so as to show respect to the victims and there families.
It is pointless for me to say anything. But I had tears in my eyes as I heard in horror the news on TV. There was very little coverage, but the internet has kept me updated. I then went and looked at the photos of all the kids who had been killed – I should never have done that! OMG! I can’t get there faces out of my head. I cannot even imagine the pain their families are going through…. I would have died.
I pray, God gives these families strength. I hope they find peace. I hope the power of prayer helps them heal.
I love these words by Maria Montessori in her book – “TYhe absorbent Mind”. (I have not read the book but read this quote on this post @ Lisa Nolan’s Confessions of a Montessori Mom blog )
“People’s souls often soften and sweeten when one speaks of children; the whole of mankind shares in the deep emotions which they awaken. The child is a well-spring of love. Whenever we touch the child, we touch love.”
– Maria Montessori
So an updated cover-love.
by Jerry Spinelli
Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids, Jack, has his beloved bike stolen—and by a girl, no less—his entire world, and the world of Hokey Pokey, turns to chaos. Without his bike, Jack feels like everything has started to go wrong. He feels different, not like himself, and he knows something is about to change. And even more troubling he alone hears a faint train whistle. But that’s impossible: every kid knows there no trains in Hokey Pokey, only tracks.
Master storyteller Jerry Spinelli has written a dizzingly inventive fable of growing up and letting go, of leaving childhood and its imagination play behind for the more dazzling adventures of adolescence, and of learning to accept not only the sunny part of day, but the unwelcome arrival of night, as well.
Is there any new covers you are digging lately?