September 11, 2007 - Article by Author Shel
on his Blog "Global Neighbourhoods" http://redcouch.typepad.com/weblog/2007/09/a-perfect-day-t.html
Here You Are, a children's book by Mayke Beckmann Briggs.
Why is this day particularly appropriate to post this? Because today is a good day to salute the beauty of life and of what is in a child's heart.
Scoble had a moving post today about how this was the first 9/11 he remembered, probably because he has a son due to be born tomorrow. Until I read it, I had forgotten the sorrowful anniversary. I had had a particularly tough day.
By coincidence, the very next thing I did was to open up a recently received Here You Are children's book my talented and passionate friend Mayke Beckmann Briggs. Mayke, a mother of five kids is both the author and illustrator and both the illustrations and text are works of authentic beauty.
Here you are, asks questions that every child and most adults ponder--often without finding a suitable answer. Mayke gives a true and touching answer.
Yes, I want you to buy her book. Buy one for each of the kids in your life, I don't care what age they are. The book will work. Buy an extra for yourself as well. I'll stake whatever reputation chits I have with you that you will not regret your decision.( Shel writes about high tech subjects and people in the Computer Industry. )