Saturday, January 31, 2015
I went to Bills juggling show at Central Library in St Paul-one of the most beautiful libraries I have ever been to. Some years ago, they re- did the kids room, taking the 1920's puppet theatre out of the old lovely oval room and putting it in the new room...I hated the change-but I always hate change. I haven't been back since, but today, oh today!! all the joy of going the LIBRARY the most magical place on the face of the earth-it came rushing back to me. The framed drawings of Make way for Ducklings!!! The signed copy of Misty by Marguerite Henry, the old old story books in the reference section with the wonderful prints of illustrations that I loved-Homer Price with his doughnuts falling out of his arms -the real drawing..it stunned me, it moved me, it made me feel so alive. I have always loved books, but children s books I have such a passion for, such a connection. It is like going home and it is good. I re- resolved to write and illustrate more-even if it is just for me. Nothing in the world makes me happier. What a wonderful treat-plus Bill's show was amazing-such a blessing this morning was.