Tuesday, August 23, 2011

wonderful words

photograph by iAnton, used with permission
"Just a book?? That's like saying, 'just a magic mermaid with wings.'"
~ Sloane Lawson, age 9

27 comments:

Debby said...

Beautiful.
That quote came from a 9 year old....unbelievable

Jeannine said...

Oh, this is marvelous!

Kamana said...

true, honest and straight from the heart.

Lubna said...

Very wise, Sloane.

Joanna said...

Brilliant, Sloane!

xxx

Jennifer Richardson said...

beautiful and brilliant:):):)
-Jennifer
(happy back-to-school to both of you)

Lara said...

Love it! Someone taught her right. :)

spread your wings said...

wonderful mind

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

beautiful!

Elyse said...

Gosh, I love Sloane. Have I mentioned how much I love Sloane?

Suz said...

ah...she has the gift

Deborah Carr said...

She has a special way of seeing (like her mom), it would seem. I love how children speak their world.

Sweet Tea said...

That's one child with great insight,

Dorit said...

hahaha, she is smart, that girl :)

Amy said...

I LOVE it! One of the best quotes ever ...

Georgianna said...

Reading this is so heartwarming, Relyn, not only for Sloane's wonderful words but because they show the care you are taking to instill such appreciation for literature in her. Absolutely priceless, my friend, and a marvelous testament to you and Jeffrey. xo – g

HKatz said...

That should be framed and hung up in a classroom. With an illustration :)

Marilyn said...

You have taught her well. Just beautiful! and so perfect coming from her mouth.

christinelaennec said...

Wonderful! So, so true.

Writer Lady said...

I would just wither and die without my books. They are part of what I am.

Jeanie said...

Well, that apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Poetic words so young -- she resembles her mother!

keishua said...

great quote. Books are magical and extraordinary!

Tracy said...

Dazzling... that is just dazzling! That girl of yours knows truth and beauty... I wonder where she gets that from? ;o) Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Scrappy Grams said...

super job, Relyn, as a mom and teacher! because where else would she get this truth? love, love, love the quote! BTW, I'm adding it to my quote journal. :D

Southern Drawl said...

Wow, wow...insightful and poignant, my feelings exactly :)

krista said...

okay, i'm officially in love with your daughter.

Jaime said...

That Sloane... she just charms the pants off of us all.
xo

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