Tuesday, June 12, 2012

my blueberry girls.....

When I found this book at the library I read through it and fell in love with it immediately. Sometimes I never know if the books I pick will be books the girls will like (they pick their own too) but we all love Blueberry Girl and we read it over and over everyday and have been for two weeks now. It's magical.

I couldn't have put the sentiment better had I written it myself for them.

I love every word of this book and it's so easy to read to them because I feel every word Neil Gaiman wrote:

"Ladies of light and ladies of darkness and ladies of never you mind,
this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.
First, may you ladies be kind.
Keep her from spindles and sleeps at sixteen,
let her stay waking and wise.
Nightmares at three or bad husbands at thirty,
these will not trouble her eyes.
Dull days at forty,
false friends at fifteen - let her have brave days and truth,
let her go places that we've never been,
trust and delight in her youth.
Ladies of grace and ladies of favor and ladies of merciful night,
this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.
Grant her your clearness of sight.
Words can be worrisome,
people complex,
motives and manners unclear.
Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right,
free from unkindness and fear.
Let her tell stories and dance in the rain,
somersault, tumble and run,
her joys must be high as her sorrows are deep.
Let her grow like a weed in the sun.
Ladies of paradox, ladies of measure, ladies of shadows that fall,
this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.
Words written clear on a wall.
Help her to help herself,
help her to stand,
help her to lose and to find.
Teach her we're only as big as our dreams.
Show her that fortune is blind.
Truth is a thing she must find for herself,
precious and rare as a pearl.
Give her all these and a little bit more:
Gifts for a blueberry girl."

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