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“books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,

flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

-plato

i stopped over to surprise

little grandie b

on her birthday

brought my gift

gave her a flower

shared a hug

then

she asked

if she could read to me

i had ‘read’ with her

just months before

when she pretended to read

a chapter book

imitating readers

she had seen and heard

excited to be like one of them

but today

she opened a book

read me every word

her little brother

said

“i don’t know how it happened.

but she can just read now.”

i told him

” it is magic.”

i was in awe of her

and

this surprise gift of magic

that she gave to me on her sixth birthday.

“once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

– frederick douglass

 

welcome to my fairy garden, one and all.

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nothing i love better

than to see

children, adults, pets, families

in

wagons

strollers

on foot

on bicycles

walking

running

skipping

being carried.

stopping by

to pay a visit

to the fairy garden

in all four seasons.

chatting

playing

smiling

bringing gifts

acting out stories

taking tokens

noting changes

moving things

telling secrets

making memories

leaving special things behind.

spending a little quiet time

with the fairies

before they head

back into life 

in a 

busy grown-up world. 

child of the pure, unclouded brow
and dreaming eyes of wonder!
though time be fleet and I and thou
are half a life asunder,
thy loving smile will surely hail
the love-gift of a fairy tale.
– lewis carroll

that special something…

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 this is certainly 

the gift that just keeps on giving. 

thanks so much for

the ceramic cowgirl boot vase.

i have never owned one,

let alone know how much i needed one.

it truly has found its place

in my cottage

this holiday season,

mini static-ridden styrofoam balls and all.

it will soon hold a place of honor 

as the centerpiece

at our upcoming

badass bookclub brunch and board meeting.

after that, 

who knows 

where it may go?

this boot is made for walkin’.

a gift of mischief and mayhem and love all rolled into one

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found this old book of love that my daughters had given me for my birthday more than a decade ago. i laughed out loud all over again, at their kind and loving and humorous approach to life. no one had much money, but this book was worth everything. they spoiled me with offers of flowers and treats and reluctant shared experiences and pampering (even though they signed up their third sister who was out of the country for this task).  here are some of the coupons found within:

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Children make your life important.   –Erma Bombeck