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|My favorite book, "The Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum|
"Follow the yellow brick road..."
My favorite book is "The Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum.
Please, if it's a world without books I must live in, spare this one, because I can't imagine living life without an Oz cast of characters, and the valuable life's lessons they teach.
From flying monkeys I liken to uncooperative office co-workers; the wicked witch of the west and her sister in the east creating fodder for water cooler laughter over unruly bosses, and good witch Glinda, of course, she is me (or, is it I?), to stinky broom, Dorothy's must-have ruby slippers, and the man behind a curtain pretending to be a Wizard.
Everyone of these characters and more make for great comedy and analogies.
And I can't forget Dorothy's little dog, Toto, too.
Just Toto's name conjures up words of love, affection and devotion.
I want always to remember Dorothy's imperfect perfect friends--and their passionate quests--a heart for Tin Man, a brain for Straw Man, and confidence for Cowardly Lion.
Each remind me when faced with adversity, self-doubt and thinking I can't do it, whatever it is, to persevere, no matter what.
But, most definitely, it is the ruby-slippered lady herself I hold in highest regard.
Because for her, it is all about home and willingness to risk life and limb to get there.
Now, there's family core values, if ever there were some.
The book, The Wizard of Oz drives home the message that life is a journey.
And, it's not about the yellow brick road. It's more about the people we meet and the friends we make along the way.
A world without books? Like I said, please spare this one.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
|A Birthday Rose--Thank you JB|