Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And so goes November

In November, at winter's gate, the stars are brittle. The sun is a sometimes friend. And the world has tucked her children in, with a kiss on their heads, till spring.
- Cynthia Rylant, In November

If you're a lover of children's picture books, check out Cynthia Rylant's beautiful text. It is a beautifully illustrated meditation on one of the simplest months of the year.
November closes feeling exactly as it should - ominously cold, anticipatory of winter, and austere enough to be peaceful.
May we all find quiet peace in the next few weeks.

5 comments:

Alita said...

We have this book! The boys loved it. The words were so very dreamy, but a little melancholy.

Goodbye November, hello December!
(Did I just write that?)

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

going to have to search for this book. a little like our favorite book Someday - lovely but heartbreaking all at once.

Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities said...

Brittle stars. Sometimes friend. Quiet peace. Yes indeed. Beautiful gem of a post.

Kristy said...

Beautiful! I do hope I can have peace in the next few weeks of December. Must not let the to-do list control me.

Amy @ Never-True Tales said...

Oh, I just love that. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I have to find that book.

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