As I’m reading the book The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, I understand how important a person’s past is, and how it truly makes them the person that they eventually become. This novel and its journey into the main character’s past reminded of this book that I used to get at my school library when I was in Kindergarten. It was a small white book, about a mouse (I think) and some kind of quilt or blanket of sorts (no it isn’t from the same series as Peter Rabbit). It was a picture book with little or no words on any page – which allowed the reader to create whatever story they wanted. This book, I think, is one of the reasons that I wanted to become a writer. And as silly as this sounds I can’t get this book out of my head – nor can I remember the title. Does anyone know what book I am talking about?!? Or how about any used bookstore in Toronto that I can checkout to see if they have it?
I think I am going to start searching, and I mean really searching for this book. Who knew that one little book about a mouse and a quilt could have such a huge impact on my life? Which makes me wonder, how many other things in my life have had the same impact? More often then not people say to forget your past and live in the present, as a matter of fact I have said and blogged about that once before, but now – now I understand the importance of looking back. Looking at how much you’ve changed, looking back at what has made you, YOU.
Its okay to look back – every once in a while – it may even keep you grounded.
.. Seriously though – does anyone know which book I am talking about!??