"A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine." --Anonymous
Angelica has one of Alyssa Satin Capucilli's books in the Biscuit series on her shelf, and so she knew Biscuit when she saw him. We were at Books by the Banks, a book festival held here in Cincinnati over the weekend, when what do you know? Biscuit was THERE! And all the excitement of a three-year old was poured into the biggest hug ever. Can we say glee?
What inspiration for a writer, especially those of us who write for children. No doubt, this is now my picture of the week, maybe even my screen saver. Don't you just love it? The glee spilled out on all those around. I wanted to bottle it up and hoard a supply in hopes of dispelling those less-than-gleeful, rather gloomy, times that sometimes manifest themselves unbidden.
And so I play--with words.
Glee... in the greeting...in the getting to know...in the GLOW. Glee...in the going...the giving...the gathering. Glee...in the gumption...and the gratitude.
It's all there, gifts for the gleaning, whether in a child's face upon meeting a favorite book character now bigger-than-life, in the writing--and reading--of books, or in life in general (no matter the grumps, gravels and gripes that garner groans).
Glee is the chosen word of the week over this way. What might your word be? Does it start with G, too? Any ideas on how you will play this week?