Tuesday, October 06, 2009

This Is 'Cause I Know You Like Rabbits, And I Know You Like Cheese

For some reason, I have referenced The Velveteen Rabbit more times in the last year than any one person should...ever.

But the discussion always ends with this question, "what disease did the little boy have?"

Most frequently, the guesses are: tuberculosis, the black plague...and, my favorite: HIV {which is only funny because of how seriously unlikely and inappropriate it is.}

Finally, tonight, I looked it up: Scarlet fever.

I'm actually a little sad at the loss of that guessing game...

New game: If knowing is half the battle, what is the other half?


Julie Hibbard said...

I received that book as a GIFT from Sister Florence for MERIT in 5th or 6th grade. She wrote a note to me in the front congratulating me on always trying to do my best.
I still have the book. It's the one you have in your post. And it means a lot to me still.

For you, being with some of those people in Kenya who are as sick as the little boy in the story, of course it means something even more.
The themes of the book are: becoming one's self, developing positive human relationships, coping with a changing world, and the power of LOVE.
YOU are actually LIVING, BREATHING AND TEACHING these themes to a people who are so thirsty for all of this!
Everybody wants to change the world.
YOU, Allison Hibbard, actually go out and do it.

Josh(ua) Treece said...

I love so many things about this post. The title most of all...

And in response to this new guessing game, the other half is 25% red lasers, and 25% blue lasers. Just look here:


Mama Oasis said...

if knowing is half the battle.....doing is the other half. So many people know what they should do, what they would like to do and they do not do it. You and I my friend....hopefully we are a catalyst for people to DO.

Love you ....you are doing an awesome job.