Heidi revisited

24 Jan

booksThis past week I decided to return to a place that was my haven.  My childhood spent hidden behind books, or more accurately In books. A place where I could escape my reality and dissappear if only for a short time.

Many times I climbed the mountain with Heidi and Peter. I knew every page by heart. This is the first time I have touched this book in over thirty years. I devoured it. It felt like going home after a long absence. I was surprise to see that I still knew entire passages verbatim. This book will go to my Granddaughter one day-that she may hear the wind in the fir trees and run barefoot with the goats.

I think I shall now go in search of Pippi Longstockings!


2 Responses to “Heidi revisited”

  1. Green Speck January 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Wow … I read this book when I was small … beautiful memories 🙂

  2. yerpirate January 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Beautiful….has real resonance with me, as I spent my childhood in Switzerland – and was also in Stockholm recently, as it is close to where I live now – home of Pipi Longstocking..

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