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Where everything is magic (repost) September 8, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 9:10 pm

“There is a place where you can go, where everything is–“

“Is what?” Dallas said.

“–where everything is magic,” the bird said. (from Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech)

Lovely little book. It will make you want to use the word “putrid” in everyday conversation, make up recipes to solve daily problems, and run through the trees making noise. I highly recommend it.

And I recommend looking at your home in a new way. Look at it through the eyes of a child. Jon and I live in a fairly small rent house owned by his parents. We have two bedrooms and one bathroom. If I’m looking at it only through my own eyes, I see carpet that needs replacing, walls that are too white, furniture stained with crayon marks, and a mess that never seems to be finally picked up. But if I look at it through Benjamin’s eyes, it is a wonderland of adventures and hidey-holes, climb-able terrain, endless buttons to push, a whole world to discover. A place where he does most of his adventuring and all of his snuggling, eating, and dreaming. A place where everything is magic. Home.

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6 Responses to “Where everything is magic (repost)”

  1. Meg wadlington Says:

    Beautiful as always. I haven’t read this one. I will have to check it out!

  2. Marisa Says:

    Sharon Creech – one of my favorite authors! ā¤ Loved this book.

    And yes, it doesn't matter what the home looks like – my girls have the best memories of our cozy old apartment, just like they have of our house. Home is always what you make it šŸ™‚

  3. Emily Says:

    This post made me miss your house (and you… and Abilene) so much. Your house is magic.

  4. sandi Says:

    My goodness, I love this blog! I wish I had found it earlier. I spent over an hour just going through old posts the other day. Love it!!


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