The Wild Woods

I’ve been swept away by Wind in the Willows. The prose in here is beautiful. I had no idea what I was getting into – i glanced at the synposis,  got it at a thrift store because of the illustrations. One rainy morning i sleepily walked over to my book shelf and felt my arm reaching for a book, I wasn’t sure which one. For this post, I looked for cute woodland animals. It was so hard to choose for this list. I’m surprised I haven’t read this book until the other week, and It confirms my belief that books find you when you need them.  There’s parts I can’t stop rereading, it’s officially one of my favorites.

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“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

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I loved reading this children’s book but it did not feel like one. I just adored Toad, Mole, Rat. A copy of my damaged but still good copy of The Wind in the Willows.

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  1. Good to be reading you again. Wind in the Willows was one of my favourite books as a young teenager and I also got to play the part of a policeman in the stage adaptation. I think it was call Toad of Toad Hall. Toad, in my view, is a benign (sadly so) prophetic parody of your… larger than life(?) president.

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      1. Thanks for your kind reply. Yes, the big guy over there has supporters that enjoy his rudeness and insensitivity all the more as it enrages his opponents. It does seem flow naturally from him that he cannot really tell the truth. In Toad’s case, a charming literary character, the duplicity and lack of self knowledge is forgiveable. Still, Toad is forgiven by his friends for a blindness caused by his immense wealth and an insatiable taste for kitch and upscaling himself. Sound familiar? Maybe if self important world leaders had a few humble and loyal friends actually willing to endure and forgive their excesses, the leaders would learn to laugh at themselves and lighten up! British literature has a long history, I think, of parody. That is healthy for politics and life in general too, I think.

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