Sunday, April 6, 2008

Hope for the Flowers

For a long time I had this picture of a yellow book about butterflies from my childhood burned in my mind. Besides the way it smelled old, and how it had a dry, cardstock cover, the thing I remembered the most about it was how I couldn't really understand it, even though it looked like a child's book. Even though I didn't really understand it at the time, I remember feeling like this book was very special somehow. I told my mom about this mystery book from when I was little while we were at Barnes and Nobles yesterday, and she hunted down the children's book guy and found it!

When I read it again I understood why I couldn't understand it fully when I was little. It is written like a children's book, but it is really for adults. And it is exactly what I needed right now in my life. It is about life and death and how “Life is changed, not taken away” and deciding to become a butterfly instead of trying to step on others to get ahead. It's about a lot of things, and I just love this book.

I also love the music of Kimya Dawson. I can't seem to get enough of it. She sings things that make you think "Oh thank God I'm not the only one who feels that way."

I love it! Woo hoo!