Forrest Gump told us life was like a box of chocolates. Indeed, you never know what you’ll get.
And forgive the cliché, but it’s also important to remind ourselves, especially when life is moving like a high-speed train, to take time to smell the flowers.
So, after eating (way too many) Easter chocolates, I needed both physically and emotionally to take a walk and seek out some blossoms.
What I found was that sometimes life mirrors a box of Crayola crayons:
*sneaks one more piece of chocolate*
And now, refreshed, renewed and re-inspired, I must write.
*The Birds, Ogden Nash
Dolphins on the Sand by Jim Arnosky
*singing for mrs pettigrew, a story-maker’s journey by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
*Not Quite NARWHAL by Jessie Sima
*The Lighthouse Family: THE STORM by Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Preston McDaniels