Tuesday, November 11, 2008


i started packing our office this evening (after boasting about the closet organizers to a potential renter, who then wanted to see the said organizer, as i realized that i wasn't able to OPEN the closet doors because of all the books and office junk we had stored there... needless to say, the potential renter got to see the organizer and all our junk! i felt like a fool for mentioning the organizer knowing full well i hadn't packed the closet, in fact, i had just thrown one more thing inside and slammed the door to prevent an avalanche).

anyway, i have a few books left from my years teaching and while i packed them i felt a little tug on my heart-strings. especially when i came to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. i read this book to my class at the beginning and end of each year, crying the entire time. you should read it - it's a touching story about a tree who loved a boy, and a boy who loved a tree. grab a tissue first.
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Leslie said...

that book makes me bawl every time. like i never remember how it ends until i get a couple of pages right before and then it hits me right in the face.

trish said...

The Giving Tree is one of my favorite books of all time!