Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Am I Reading?

"What are you reading?" Harriet asked.


"What's that?" asked Harriet in a thoroughly obnoxious way.

"Listen to this," Old Golly said and got that quote look on her face:  "'Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.'"

"What does that mean?" Harriet asked after she had been quiet a minute. "What do you think it means?"

"Well, maybe if you love everything, then ... then––I guess you'll know everything ... then ... seems like ... you love everything more. I don't know. Well, that's about it ..." Old Golly looked at Harriet in as gentle a way as she could considering the fact that her face looked like it was cut out of oak.


I'm reading Harriet the Spy for the first time, and Harriet reminds me so much of my friend ______. (guess who). The first person to Guess Who correctly wins a dirty old notebook to write in.