Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hope for the Flowers

The book, Hope for the Flowers, is a terrific, heart-warming reminder of the healthy and happy life that awaits for us when we leave hierarchies, here shown as caterpillar pillars.

Trina Paulus wrote and illustrated this gem nearly 40 years ago, and millions of copies have been sold. We recommend looking for the book in your local library, digging out your old copy and rereading it, or finding a new or used copy for yourself.

Here's some lines from the book:

"Something is really wrong but…what else is there?"

"Yet somehow, waiting and not being sure was better than action she couldn’t believe in. She just knew climbing was a wrong way to get high."

"You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. You mean to die? Yes and No. What looks like you will die but what’s really you will still live. Life is changed, not taken away."

"We can fly! We can become butterflies! There’s nothing at the top and it doesn’t matter!"