Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blueberry Girl

Although Mother's Day has passed, and Father's Day is still a fair ways away, I couldn't resist blogging about Blueberry Girl, the newest book by the fabulous Neil Gaiman, beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess, which is ideal to share with a special daughter. It's a poem Gaiman wrote for his friend musician Tori Amos, when she was pregnant with her daughter. It's a prayer to the powers that be to bless a baby girl as she grows in the world. To save her from nightmares at three, bad husbands at thirty, from dull days at forty, false friends at fifteen. "Her joys must be high as her sorrows are deep," Gaiman writes -- a lovely sentiment for every "blueberry girl."

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