I was tagged for this challenge by Amber over at OnlyTrueMagic! Her site is awesome, so please go send her some love:-)
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
- Nominate three new bloggers each day.
I know I’m usually sarcastic and more than a little snarky. But, buckle your seatbelt; I’m about to have a rare moment of sappiness. That being said, my quote for today is:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Ah, The Giving Tree. I’ve never in my life read a book (children’s or otherwise) that has elicited such strong emotions. This was one of those books that I’m sure I read and passed off as a kid, but as an adult, I’ve read it a million times; each time having a totally different experience. It makes me angry and sad, warms my heart, and makes me smile all in one 20 minute sitting. Every time I close this book, I cry. And I don’t mean a little tear on my cheek. Usually it’s an ugly cry, complete with heaving inconsolable sobs. Even writing this, I’m choking up.
The Giving Tree can be broken apart and analyzed a million different ways, but the one indelible fact is that the book is about love. The love between a boy and his tree can be translated to represent that between a mother and child, two friends, or even a husband and wife. No matter what stage you are in your life, chances are, you’re familiar with and are currently experiencing one of these. That is why I chose this quote. It’s a reminder that, no matter who or where you are, love is the most important thing. Love with everything you’ve got, give all you have, and do so selflessly.
To continue the challenge, I nominate:
Of course, if you’ve already done the challenge, or are too busy or uninterested, please feel free to ignore this tag as I throw a completely adult temper tantrum (kidding, sorta).
However, if you do decide to participate, please tag me so I can witness your genius!
Also, special thanks to Jordan at I Will Never Own Enough Books. She did an author spotlight on Shel Silverstein recently that I can’t seem to get unstuck from my mind, so this post, and today’s quote choice, is partially thanks to her:-)