Picture Book Wisdom

Children’s books often contain pearls of wisdom. I keep thinking about a few lines from Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.

“When they had eventually calmed down a bit, and had gotten home, Mr. Duncan put the magic pebble in an iron safe. Some day they might want to use it, but really, for now, what more could they wish for? They all had all that they wanted.”

Maybe I’m just getting old. Or this is the result of spending yesterday traveling to the North Shore to see the the engraving that has finally been completed on my parents’ gravestone. But I can’t help feeling that in our fast paced world of consumerism and acquisition, it’s good to pause and look around and simply be grateful for what you have. And, more importantly, for the people with whom you share your life.




About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to Picture Book Wisdom

  1. Mary Jane says:

    Nice to know you’re out there!

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