Serendipity! It’s everywhere.
A few weeks back, while sitting on our deck, a woman called to me from the curb . She was looking at our Little Free Library and wanted to ask a few questions. As it turns out, she wants to build one of her own.
We chatted for a while and discovered all sorts of things in common: our love of books was an obvious one, but she also likes making cards and she enjoys miniatures. It was fun sharing my fairy garden. She’s also a gardener, and the conversation turned to a lovely book called Epitaph for a Peach.
Honestly, we could have chatted all day.
A week or so later I came home to find her lovely note, a handmade card and a copy of the book, graciously on loan from her own library. My heart swelled.
Epitaph for a Peach is
A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is “a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor” (Library Journal).
When Jaci reads this she won’t mind that I shared the first line of her gracious note:
I very much enjoyed our serendipitous meeting recently…
because of course she doesn’t know that serendipity is my word of the year. I’m still smiling.
Little Free Library
Though the novelty of the library subsided a few months back, I’m still delighted when people stop by. Books continue to flow in and out.
Two recent additions include Beverley Canon’s A Tale of Two Tails and a copy of Robert Munsch’ The Paper Bag Princess.
A Tale of Two Tails is a gift from the founder of Friends 4 Pets. Beverley takes in unwanted cats and shelters them till she can find them a good home. My sister Sharon fostered a few cats for her as well.
Munsch’s children’s book is the tale of a princess with a feminist ending. How could I resist? It flew home with me from Victoria, making it extra special. Spoiler alert: the last line of the book is “They didn’t get married after all.”
The Long View
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