One homemade heart
trimmed in frilly,
of a sweet,
Once it’s notched,
on his chosen bullseye,
blows a kiss,
~~~ fly ~~~
I hope you weren’t expecting some steamy, mushy-gushy, googley-eyes I’ll-love-you-until-the-stars-fall-from-the-sky Valentine’s Day poem, but how else could I direct your attention to an inspiring initiative that may speak to your heart as much as it does mine.
More fulfilling than chocolate bon-bons,
gifting a lightly used or new book
encourages reading and has the ability to feed a hungry soul, all in one shot.
Imagine being six years old, loving to draw, but thinking your art stinks and then finding Peter Reynold’s ISH on your doorstep or being twelve, immigrating to a foreign country, and having Shaun Tan’s THE ARRIVAL pressed into your hands to help ease the sense of strangeness that surrounds you. International Book Giving Day is an opportunity to ultimately change someone’s life.
Wherever you are in our wide, wide world, won’t you join me in putting a book in a child’s hand? We just might plant a smidgen of hope in his heart, put a smile on her face, or spark something in them that is beyond anything we could ever imagine. Be a part of making this initiative a huge success.
You don’t need to dress up for the occasion,
but I sure could use the company…
Yes. I will join you!
Thanks Mina. You are an Angel!
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I didn’t know Cupid wore sunglasses.
I’ll bet there are a lot of things you don’t know about Cupid. But you’ll find out when you’re on your way to Hawai’i.
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN…YOU KNOW I ALWAYS GIVE A BOOK TO A CHILD FOR A BIRTHDAY. LITTLE HARRISON WILL GET ‘ WINTERS TALE BY ROBERT SABUDA’SO MY DAUGHTER DONNA LEARNED FROM WAY BACK AT HOME. LOVE MOM
Brings back memories when I was 6 or seven years old in Morocco and someone had given me a book ” Davie Crocket ” in French and I was totally taken in by Davie fighting the wild (Indians). I pictured the Indians as savages attacking the settlers and scalping all they killed. Well, I learned later on the truth about the “native Americans” and the kind peace loving “pale face” . So, to all out there, no Cowboy and Indian stories for the youngsters.
I like this idea.:)
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A great idea, Donna, and I’ll definitely join you! That Cupid up there……never did see one like him before! Yummy!
Thanks for joining in. I had hoped that using that Cupid as bait would pay off. You should see what he looked like before being cropped.