Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Someone Somewhere

Someone Somewhere

Someone somewhere is grieving today
Over a partner who has just passed
Over a parent who’s fading away
Over a little one they’ll never meet
Over a beloved tail no longer wagging

Someone somewhere is grieving today
Who it was - does not matter
How long ago - does not matter
What does matter is that there is pain
Where it hides is the great unknown

Someone somewhere is grieving today
So be kind to your friends and your neighbors
Send some love to your family and strangers
Flash a bright smile, give a warm hug
Go easy on the car horn as you drive

Everyone grieves in different ways
Some are obvious, others are tucked away
But we’ll all grieve - that’s for sure
At some point, over someone - somewhere.

This was one of the things I wrote while I was taking a break from this blog.  I wrote it while thinking of a friend who had just lost her father.  I don't know why, but I felt compelled to share it with you today.  I hope it resonates with someone, somewhere.

Friday, September 18, 2015

You Are Stardust

This gorgeous book caught my eye when I went to the library recently with my kids.  It's called You Are Stardust.  Written by Elin Kelsey, an environmental scientist, this book also delves into how we are all connected - just like the Melodysheep video I linked to in my earlier post.  One of the things it talks about is that we drink the same water that dinosaurs used to drink.  I'd never thought about that, but it's very true as Mother Earth is the ultimate recycler!

Of course, you can't talk about the book without talking about the artwork!  The photographs are of breathtaking dioramas created by Soyeon Kim.  They are just so beautiful!  I love this book so much, I'm seriously considering buying my own copy.

The same team has apparently published another book about animals.  I'll have to see if I can find that as well!