Saturday, October 1, 2011

Frederick

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One of my favorite childrens' stories is about a little mouse and his friends getting ready for winter.  Of course they were busy gathering food and fluff to make their burrow ready, but not Frederick.  He was soaking in the sun, gathering warmth and color and ideas.

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They were not too thrilled with him, finding his preparations all too impractical, but once their supplies had run out and they were losing hope, Frederick saved the day.

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I love Frederick.  Today, for a little while I was Frederick.

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Autumn is glorious, but it is bittersweet here.
The days are getting short, and winter, even with its beauty
will test our patience.

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So today I gathered warmth

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and color,

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beauty

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and light.

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Now these are colors

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we will recognize
come winter.

I don't know if anyone else will benefit from my stash,
but I feel sure that I will.

Is there a book character that you identify with?

1 comment:

Life with Kaishon said...

These pictures are stunning. Seriously AMAZING!