Wednesday, October 26, 2011


i was trying to look over youtube the other night for my favorite fairytales.  i wanted to listen to audio versions before i rest to sleep. as i go through the choices, i remembered three of my favorite books (not the fairytales but they're really good-reads):  hope for the flowers, missing piece meets the big o, and guess how much i love you.  it surely made my night extra special and added to the feeling of sleeping in peace.  here's to share to you these stories.  i hope you also like them.

missing piece meets the BIG O (a picture book by shel silverstein)
quoting from my friend-wiki: 
this fable can also be interpreted to mean that no one should try to find all the answers, no one should hope to fill all the holes in themselves, achieve total transcendental harmony or psychic order because a person without search, loose ends, internal conflicts and external goals becomes too smooth to enjoy or know what's going on. too much satisfaction blocks exchange with the outside.

guesss how much i love you (written by sam mcbratney and illustrated by anita jeram)
friend wiki shares: the story is simple but effectively shows the love the two share for each other

hope for the flowers (novel by trina paulus)
it is a fable or parable "partly about life, partly about revolution and lots about hope - for adults and others including caterpillars who can read)

too bad i wasn't able to find a good cover of the book but its really one book close to my heart. you may want to check out for words from the author herself.

one thing i learned, it's always best to read books like this especially on low times of your life. the stories and illustrations, though may appear simple, have that power to transform hurt to hope, sad sighs to just being thankful for life, and solitude to a different kind of harmony.

sometimes i wish life can be less complicated..

then again,
today is wednesday.



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  2. i love hope for the flowers too.:)) thanks for the give me an idea for a worth reading book.:)

  3. @karissa.. yah, they are good reads.. short but really feel good books.. :)