The Children's Book Quote of the Day

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like a squashed pea December 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 9:14 pm

Sometimes

when you are trying

not to think about something

it keeps popping back

into your head

you can’t help it

you think about it

and

think about it

and

think about it

until your brain

feels like

a squashed pea.

(from Love That Dog by Sharon Creech)

Love That Dog is written entirely in verse and from the point of view of a young boy. It is as if you are reading the boy’s poetry journal. Oh, my, it is pure wonderfulness. So, today’s quote is not so much a quote as an entire poem from the journal/novel but I hope you don’t mind. Isn’t it the truth that when you try not to think about something it is ALL you can think about? I think this might be the best way of expressing this I’ve ever read.

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