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Adventures September 20, 2009

Filed under: Classics — Kristi @ 3:13 am

“Children have the strangest adventures without being troubled by them.” (from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie)

We have finished reading Peter Pan. It was a great adventure. I have collected almost twenty quotes from the book, so you will be sure to see more of them. Tonight I begin Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit. I have no idea what it is about, but I’m afraid almost anything will pale next to the Neverlands we have inhabited. It is hard to say how long we have been in the Neverlands, because time is different there. We’d have to find the croc to fetch the time. But I am determined that we shall return to Peter’s island again and again (maybe every spring?) until we are too old to fly there.

Actually, that’s a good idea. I think I’ll try to make a point of reading Peter Pan every spring by wayof spring cleaning. Rather than cleaning out the closets, we’ll clean the rheumatism that tries to gather in our souls, replace our grays with vivid Neverland colors, and think the thoughts that make us fly!


One Response to “Adventures”

  1. What a refreshingly geat idea! I love that you would want to revisit the story in such an appropriate time of year!
    And I absolutely love the way use the story to write the post.
    Looks like it really did fill you with a youthful eye. 🙂
    If you want to fly with Peter Pan again a little sooner, there’s a novel based on Barrie’s own idea for more adventure. My name will link you. 🙂

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