Friday, August 27, 2010
When the leaves flutter, they are saying little things.
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow, the Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley reprinted by Benjamin Hoff is a magical book written in the early days of the last century by a young, inquisitive girl of about 7 yrs old. If you have ever thought that nature has mystical qualities, looking through the eyes of this young girl may show you the deeper relationship we all have with animals and nature. This tragic story of a woman who spent 50 yrs of her life in an insane asylum also shows the insight we can obtain from looking through the eyes of a person who sees and experiences things differently. Her diary was shunned as a fake, but I believe it makes no difference when she wrote it; it is an extraordinary piece of work. She believed it to be true and that is all that matters. Opal was given a lobotomy and was left in a tiny cell until her death at the age of 95. I love this book and I love her. RIP Princess