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Missing Pieces

September 24, 2011

Rachel, at Sing Like No One’s Listening  has inspired me to read. She is an avid reader . I work in a library and hadn’t read a book in ages. So after reading her list of books she has read I got motivated. I just finished  a book about L. M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables. It was a fast read and it turns out that I had picked up a used book about her  from our Book Nook and have started reading it too. I am on a roll…  I purchased  this children’s book a few days ago for fifty cents. Before I discovered it I had  been thinking about quilts . So, I decided to make a  photo puzzle quilt. (kind of that is) This book is about a character, that is looking to locate a  portion of his round little being that  he is missing which has made him  unhappy . Just when he thinks he has the part he needs he finds that it does not fit… Much exasperation is this round beings mental state of mind. In the end it makes a discovery that changes his mind about having that missing piece. It reminds me of how often in life we think we need certain things only to find that they  really don’t  offer the happiness we wantor the peace we are looking for. When I am in a frenzy it is a signal for me to look within and do some soul searching. Once I do that life will take on a different perspective and I start feeling better and free from what was nagging at me..

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  1. September 24, 2011 3:53 PM

    I found this really moving.


    • September 25, 2011 6:27 AM

      Thank you! I am happy it spoke to you… ( : and thank you for stopping by..


  2. September 24, 2011 3:53 PM

    Roberta, I’m flattered that… well, that I was able to motivate you to start reading again. I can’t imagine working in a library, and not reading. I was always borrowing them, when I worked in one (back in high school). However, working in a bookstore can make you go against whatever the popular books are. When insane fans come in looking for it, it takes you a long time to try it, too. That’s why I never read Harry Potter, until a few years ago.

    I’ve never read this particular book by Shel Silverstein. I mostly remember Where the Sidewalk Ends. This is a good example of not judging a book by the genre. So many people would turn their noses up at a good kids’ book. Glad you’re enjoying yourself!


    • September 25, 2011 6:26 AM

      I know terrible to not be reading but sometimes exhausting just checking them in and out and then the piles of them that we don’t have time to put away…But I am inspired now!! Thank you!


  3. September 24, 2011 7:28 PM

    Hi Roberta. I liked this post – well written, you shared your thoughts in a challenging way. Good stuff, truly. Made me ask myself when did I quit reading. My mother was the town librarian and ran a ‘clean’ business! Among other greats, she introduced me to Phyllis A Whitney and today I ALMOST have her entire collection. I have read and re-read all her books and the endings still surprise me. Many libraries typecast her as romance, but first and foremost she was a mystery writer with great love story, often unexpected – thrown in for the fun of it. But on the subject of children’s books – my ultimate fav is, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Today though, my ultimate fav book is that Dewey book – the library cat. Best book I ever read in the whole wide world.. Though I couldn’t and can’t read the ending. See how you have got me going now – and that’s the business of a good writer. Thanks for this. always a thrill stopping in to see your latest creations, the site and your words and pics. Keep up the wonderful inspiring work.


    • September 25, 2011 6:33 AM

      Wow! Arlene thank you for sharing that info about your mom..That’s cool! I will have to look up Phyllis Whitney.. and I too love, love, love …LOVE YOU FOREVER too! I haven’t read Dewey yet. I will put it on my list… As always a joy to have you as friend and one whom I can share this time of my life with…THANK YOU!


  4. September 24, 2011 10:17 PM

    Intriguing stories keep our minds alive and thirsting for more. Sometimes we search a lifetime for things that are right under our noses. Great perspective.


  5. Ellen permalink
    September 25, 2011 2:53 AM

    Last year I was on a quest to read several books by Montgomery. I really enjoyed them. I’ll have to check the library and see about reading a book about her.
    Enjoyed reading your post. Have a great weekend.


    • September 25, 2011 6:23 AM

      I find reading about her is interesting..You have a great weekend too!


  6. October 16, 2011 9:33 PM

    I really enjoy reading, but I have too many books piled up I don’t know where to start, sometimes I just read a few pages as the mood strikes. I love what you wrote here about ‘thinking’ that we need something and finding out later we don’t. Great message, it was what I needed to read tonight.


    • October 16, 2011 10:07 PM

      Hi Martina, I think I needed to reread this myself.Thank you and happy it spoke to you as well..


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