I finished my 100th fiction reread today! For books 99 and 100, I picked the two most influential books of my childhood: Bambi and The Forgotten Door. Most influental chapter books, that is, leaving aside picture books like The Lorax and The Little House.
So The Forgotten Door was book 100. A short book, though the story didn't seem terribly short to a 7-8 year old. I just love it, and I love it as much now as I did as a kid. The beauty, sorrow, and longing of the ending and that last line has haunted me for what feels my whole life.
I'm also very pleased to have made enough progress on Night-Wind that she's ready to take her stance on my Triune page. As it is, I won't put her up until Mountain-Frost is ready to join her...but it feels so good to be here after weeks and weeks of toilsome preparation.
You (or Papa) read it to me or my brother and I as a kid, I'm pretty sure. Or at least you read it before I did, because I remember us talking about the story and heaven. It's about the boy from another world who ends up on Earth and finds our culture and actions very different from his own.
Everyone can see the front of the Triune page, and I want to get you in there as a member when I come visit. That way I can see how things work from that angle. You'll be able to see/read the first half of the avarii essay and its illustrations, that way.
You going to keep slacking off with online reading too? ;)
You can't, yet. The first half of the avarii essay is currently locked away in my under-construction Triune page. I do want to add an illustration to Elfwood, but it's not finished yet, and there's a precious small gap between when my ticket lock expires and when I jump on a plane for California this weekend.