Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Thousand Lights and Fireflies

Thousand Lights and Fireflies
Alvin Tresselt ~ John Moodie~ Parents' Magazine Press, 1965


Online late tonight. The day simply escaped me. To set a calm, relaxing mood into the evening, I'll share some images and thoughts to help close the day.

In the city everything is squeezed together. The buildings are so close they have to stretch up into the sky to find enough room. The streets are full of cars, and the sidewalks are full of people -- hurrying, scurrying - going all the time.

The country is stretched out for miles and miles, rolling over hills and valleys and broad flat farms. The houses sit apart so that they can look at one another. The wind goes where it wants to, and birds fly in all the open space.

But, city or country, children are the same. They all like to play.


Well said Mr. Tresselt, old friend.

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7 comments:

Meghan said...

oh man. i waited for you to post all day:) and i really loved your interview last weekend. xoxo

B. Streetman said...

Meg ;)

Melissa@Julia's Bookbag said...

The title alone just captivates me...

OnePerfectDay said...

Beautiful!

Jil Casey said...

Great images!

Tera said...

I must find this book!!!!!!

Jen C. said...

Serendipity--I just checked this same book out of my son's school library (a treasure trove of awesome out of print picture books!) last week.

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