Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pick of the Week: The Falling Raindrop

The Falling Raindrop by Neil Johnson & Joel Chin
A colleague of mine introduced me to this unique book this week. Here the journey of a raindrop - depicted with minimalist art and spare text - expresses the experience of life so many of us find ourselves caught up in. Like the raindrop, who initially delights in his flight towards the Earth (the speed! the thrill of being alive!) until he realizes the risk and impending down waiting for him, we often go through life worried about "the end" and lose sight of the beauty around us and joy of the journey we're on. In addition to the metaphor in this book, readers are also introduced to the basics of the water cycle.

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