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.


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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