Life offers us these little gifts, small moments. I was invited by librarian Thea Schoep to the Claverack Free Library for a cozy Saturday program centered around my Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, Fairy House. And almost magically, the most delightful young people appeared: wide eyed, engaged, eager. Which is funny, because that’s the very idea of the book. If you build it, they might come. Or perhaps in this case, If you write it. Thea and the staff at Claverack gathered together materials and, after a brief talk about writing and books — about making things — we built our own fairy houses together.
There’s something wonderful about great gobs of glue in the hands of a 4-year-old. It does the heart good. I’m grateful for the support, for the invitation, for the work, for the people, young and old. Thank you, Thea!