The book has a very universal message regarding life
Which book would you throw into the sea? If it was a message in a bottle type situation, I would probably pick Hope for The Flowers by Trina Paulus. This book, though I haven’t read it in years, is one that I hold closer to my heart because it reminds me of my Grandparents who have passed. The book also has a very universal message regarding life. By putting it into a bottle, it would allow somebody else who needs that message find it.
Hope for the Flowers is an easy read, and for us adults, it takes us back to our childhood days. The lessons are simple enough for young children to understand. But the lessons can also be used as thought starters for us adults. So if you’re looking for a simple, childlike book that can also get you to thinking, I recommend hope for the flowers.
You owe it to yourself to read Hope for the Flowers
Karthikk: What is it that makes stripe and yellow ”fly around the world carrying hope for the flowers and millions of people” for more than 25 years now? Is it the universal message that it tries to get across? Is it the simple narrative that is so very accessible? Is it the wonderfully illustrated copy? Is it that rare sometime when everything falls in its right place? I don’t know. What I do know is that you owe it to yourself to take 15 minutes of your time and read it. after all – it is in your destiny that you spread your wings and fly, not crawl, trample, push, kick and climb.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be? Might as well be a butterfly. Love the book “Hope for the Flowers” by Trina Paulus.
Who is your hero of fiction? Yellow or Stripe of the “Hope for the Flowers” book.
Danielle Bernock: I LOVE the book Hope for the Flowers as well. I talk about it in my book Emerging With Wings and at one time amazon said they were bought together. Her story helped me a lot in my life.
Elizabethy Ruth: “One of my favourite childhood books was called Hope For The Flowers … I thought it was a simple love story between a yellow and a striped caterpillar, (whose divergent paths to self-actualization kept them apart until the end.) But I have read it since and see the powerful subtext, not so below the surface actually, of an anti-capitalist view of life, the economy, and the meaning of success.”
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The title of this piece comes from one of the little children’s-not children’s books I’ve read to each of my kids whilst they were young. It is a parable, really, of breaking away from the dominant paradigm in order to become oneself. It’s all about the butterflies!
Squirming Pile of ‘Pillars
Aischa: Reading about search engine optimization (and Yelp optimization too) reminded me of that pile of squirming caterpillars trying to get to the top of something, stepping on each other and rolling off, and still struggling upwards in the book Hope For The Flowers. “It was climb or be climbed…”
Crazycatlady26: This- industry can be fun or at least less stressful. Therapy is important, and I would suggest a book my therapist gave me when work was taking over my life: “Hope for the Flowers”. If you need to talk OP, PM me. r/AccountingJanuary 12, 2018
New Smithsonian Libraries Staff in 2017
Patricia Reid: Favorite book: My favorite book is Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus. It’s considered a children’s book, but the message is for any one at any age.