Once I would have wished for that: never to grow old. But now I know that to stay young always is also not to change. And that is what life’s all about — changes going on every minute, and you never know when something begins where it’s going to take you.
So one thing I want to say about life is don’t be scared and don’t hang back, and most of all, don’t waste it.
Joanne Fritz says
I remember loving that book when it was first published. And the quote is inspiring. Happy 2015, Caroline!
I discovered it while first teaching in the mid-90s. My sister sent me this copy for Christmas. It was so lovely to revisit it. Happy New Year to you, too!
Hi Caroline! I haven’t read this one, but may need to add it to my list.
I just wanted to tell you that I have my 3rd grader “May B.” for Christmas and we’re reading it together. We are both loving it!
Thanks so much, Kit!
Carin Siegfried says
my mother bought me that exact copy for Christmas when I was about 12. I remember it was a long time before I finally read it, but I liked it and hung onto it, but have never reread it. Maybe I will.
I’m sure it’s considered slow by some, but I found I still loved it. Anything that is written as a journal has me from the start.