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Choose Your Days

Midwest Book Review

Choose Your Days is a deeply touching catalog of paintings, outlining a tender story about a girl named Corky, who was "given calendars for all of her days by Old Bear, keeper of time and keys." Corky was also given a list, "to dream and to do - to mark each day and to name each line." Corky was given the joyous opportunity to choose her days, to make them sunny or gray. Lovely paintings illustrate Corky as she grows through her sunny days as a child, then as a grown up woman, and finally as an old woman. As the end of Corky's calendar drew near, she offered Old Bear a small purse of coins for a few more days, "For work undone. For play postponed. For music unsung." Old Bear leaned close to hear her request, reminding her "You hold the key." The ending of Corky's beautiful story comes in spare, poetic words and expressive, sensitive paintings that evoke the lobe of beauty and the transitory nature of life. Together paintings and poetic text tells a mystic tale that is unforgettable. "And when the play is played, and the songs are sung, when the seas are sailed, and the work is done. Go into the dark cottage. Unlock the door - the door to wonder. Do not be afraid. I will wait for you there." Choose Your Days is a book for all ages, about cherishing and releasing life with joy.
- July 1, 2016  Visit Website

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