Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Girl Who Could Fly

I sat down last night and wrote out 25 interesting things about myself...and then went to post them and blogger failed me. I lost it all. Let me tell you it was quite a chore for me to come up with 25 things at all, and I decided that since I was so EXTREMELY irritated, it wouldn't serve any real good purpose to just sit back down and start over again...even if I did remember a lot of those things they would have just been put down hastily and my irritation would have shown brighter than any of one of them. I'll try again later when in a better mood.

But, more importantly, I finished reading The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester. A very amazing read. It's about a young girl who figures out she can fly...her adventures in coming to this conclusion and her desire to fight for it. I was so very impressed by the wit and charm of the characters in this book and am a little sad that it was such a quick read. I would have preferred to prolong its wonderfulness. :) I do have to share with you something that I found to have such a huge impact on my heart while reading it...

Piper (the girl who could fly) was about to make her case to her friends and so she dug deep and offered this:

"My ma told me that there isn't anything in this life worth having that comes easy. She told me that every road I walk down's gonna have a price. But what she didn't tell me and what I learned since I've been here is that if you don't choose the road you're gonna walk, sooner or later someone else'll do that choosing for you. Now maybe Myrtle's right and there's nothing wrong with being normal like everyone else. But the truth is that we aren't like everyone else. We're like the way the good Lord made us and wouldn't that be a terrible thing to turn our backs on? I can't promise you that everything on this road is gonna be okay 'cause sure enough every road I've ever been on has got a bend or two and a few hills and valleys besides. I do know this, though - I know that I was meant to fly and I'm not gonna walk out of here, I'm gonna fly out. And I know what road I belong on 'cause I feel it here." Piper pointed to her heart. "So you gotta choose your road right now. And you'll know which one it is 'cause you'll feel it here too."

WHOA, right? Not to mention that Piper is only 9-years-old. I know, I know, Piper isn't real and the author is quite a bit older than nine. Still makes you think about when you figured this out, if you've ever figured it out, or if you're even willing to consider that it's actually true.

I just love good books. I love to read, but when you come across a really good's hard not to want to share it. So, if anyone wants to borrow it, let me know...I'll be happy to share. I got mine at Powell's but wouldn't you know it was the last copy available. I suspect the reason why this book is hard to get a hold of right now is because Stephanie Meyer just put it on her site...that's huge.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I was worried that my kids (Zack) would come and mess up my list so I would copy it every few lines. I also wrote it out. I'm a dork there is no way I could have sat down and wrote 25 interesting things about myself:) Hope you get back to the list soon.