It's not that it's small, but it does house my collection of 'little books' : )
Yesterday while standing at my printer, waiting for it to finish a job, I glanced across at the little books on my Little Bookshelf, and, as happens so often, heard the call of one book in particular. "Pick me! Pick me!".
This was that book.
A dear friend of mine is dear friends with its creator and illustrator, Kate Knapp. It's one of those books you know you can count on for the beauty and wisdom you need in times of trouble.
I opened it decisively.
This was no time to flick through at a leisurely pace and so my fingers found their way to this divinely random page...
As you know, I had only just written about Joy two days before!
But let's look a little more closely at Richard Wagner's message - Joy is not in things...
Does this mean that the Joy I experienced when I looked up at the blue on Monday was not coming from the sky at all? The sky wasn't joyous - I was?
Of course, I can hear you say. But how easily we forget.