Monday, December 27, 2010

The Old Turtle


I have never been one to collect things. Maybe plants and books - but somehow over the years I have accumulated a number of turtles. I never looked for them, it just seemed I would spot one somewhere and buy it.

Have told my children never to buy me a turtle. I do not want anymore. But if I happen to come across one - it might be added to this collection.

Why turtles? Guess that when I started out on my own - it was slow and easy. It had to be as I did not know what the future held, and still do not. My older children needed to finish their educations and my my little one was beginning her journey.

Do not remember where I read about this book "The Old Turtle" - by Douglas Wood Watercolors by Cheng-Khee Chee - A timeless bestseller - offering a message of love and tolerance and honoring the sacredness of life.

After reading this book I would almost like to keep it for myself. But it was a gift for my little one on Christmas Eve morning.

10 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

The Old Turtle sounds like a great read. Love, tolerance and honoring the sacredness of life, I love that!

Wishing you a blessed day!

Annie Joy said...

Your collection is impressive and reflects the mindfulness of each decision to add to it. It also reflects mindfuless and care in the subject matter. Thank you for sharing -- it gave me something to think about! Annie

Sharon said...

"Old Turtle" is a beautiful book. I found it many years ago for our family and have also given it as a gift.

It's fun when a collection grows over time like yours.

One Woman's Journey said...

Sandra, thank you. Annie Joy, thank you for visiting.
Sharon, totally unfamilar with this book until a few weeks ago :)

thesouthernlady64 said...

I bet that is a very good book. I have always liked turtles, too. They fascinate me how they never get in a hurry. I am glad you had a good Christmas with family. Your breakfast table looked beautiful in the picture. I will have to check out the book. I wish you a wonderful new year in your woods. Love and hugs.

-teri said...

Every time I visit I feel a sense of calm. I see you giving yourself time and space. Blessings to you and your lovely turtles.

❥ ќʀɨsтɨиɑ said...

Hello! I was here, asking for friendship. ;) Would you like to follow each others blogs? Advance Happy New Year. :D

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy, -teri and kristina, thank you for visiting and commenting.
Have a good day --

mermaid said...

Thank you for sharing the book title and the symbolism for your own path.

One Woman's Journey said...

Kaveri - think your little one might like this book - you also :)
Special thoughts going out to you this early morning ..