Friday, March 4, 2016

Hearing & Listening

I thought you would appreciate this passage (short) from "Charolette's Web," by E.B. White:
"I worry about Fern. Did you hear the way she rambled on about the animals, pretending that they talked?' (Mrs. Arable the wife of Wilbur's owner speaking about her daughter to her husband.)
''Mr Arable chuckled. '''Maybe they do talk,''' he said. "I've sometimes wondered.
'''I don't think it's normal. You know perfectly well animals don't talk.''' (Mrs. Arable replied).
'''Maybe our ears aren't as sharp as Fern's," "Mr. Avery said."
Cam, the cardinal who used to visit my garden (pictured below here in my garden) always believed that it is important for everyone of us to have sharp ears and she spent time taking care of hers! She included her philosophy in her book, Words In Our Beak Volume One, which I helped her write.


For Cam knew as Fern seemed to, listening is crucial! But doing so can be especially challenging during the pressures of day to day living.
Indeed Cam is correct! Listening to one another's needs, and tending to the needs of our animals and the things we grow in our gardens (which we can only do if we listen to them) is the most important thing we can do during our lifetime.


ADENMENDUM: The digital versions of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but a hardcover version of Volume One can be found wherever books are sold.

Moreover, Volume Two of the book series is now available! Both volumes one and two are in hardcover format (as seen below) and can be purchased any place where books are sold.


Here's the purchase info for the hardcover versions of the Words In Our Beak book series:

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529:
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus: http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H

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