My computer is back from the shop (Thank Goodness)
I'd been having some trouble with it so decided to take it to the computer doctors while we went on a short trip to Wyoming, thinking it would be all patched up by the time we got back. Unfortunately the computer guys had machines all over their shop to work on and just got to mine yesterday.
I told them I was having computer withdrawals. With out my machine I have no friends, no relatives.
The gentleman at the shop suggested I go out and make some human friends.
Have you read the book "Inkheart" By Cornelia Funke?
This was a fabulous tale which I enjoyed immensely. In this novel as the reader tells a story out loud characters from the book pop into this world.
I've always enjoyed reading and sometimes do catch myself reading out loud.
Thinking "Inkheart was just a fairy tale I had no qualms about reading "Hansel & Gretel" out loud.
"Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter.
"There is not enough food in the house for us all. There are too many mouths to feed! We must get rid of the two brats," She declared. And she kept on trying to persuade her husband to abandon his children in the forest."
As the story goes on Hansel & Gretel are taken deep into the forest with a basket that must be filled with strawberry's before they return.
Suddenly on my table appeared this basket of strawberry's.
Oh dear, poor Hansel & Gretel, they can never return empty handed to the evil stepmother.
I must find a way to get the strawberry basket back into the hands of the rightful owners.
This months "Turn the page Tuesday" is a book the was recommended through blogging. I have picked "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger I see there is a movie coming out of this book. It's a book that keeps you guessing. Henry travels through time. You never know when or where he will pop up next. A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who involuntarily travels through time, and Clare Abashire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love.
The time will come
When, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome.
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.