Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] Fear Of Being Blue

"They searched for blue their whole life through..."

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

For the month of NOVEMBER, our book quote theme is: FEAR

I was introduced to Shel Silverstein by a student of mine who was a college freshman and referenced The Missing Piece Meets The Big O (Amazon | Book Depository) in one of his essays over twenty years ago. Before I learned the fun riddles and humorous children’s poems of Silverstein, I thought of him as a poet who knew deeply about love and what it means to find it and lose it, this poem from Every Thing On It (Amazon | Book Depository) being one of those unforgettable verses that tugs at the heart’s strings.

What passed you by even as you were searching for it, all your life?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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