Small Pleasures Gift Book

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Small Pleasures Gift Book

15.00

This charming little gift book brings together lively paper-cut illustrations and inspiring original poetry to share a simple message:  The full adventure of life opens to each of us only when we have the courage to follow what we love. 

Uplift people of all ages by gifting them with this whimsical reminder that there’s nothing accidental about the little things that light us up -- our small pleasures are important clues to the path we’re meant to travel.  Mothers, sisters, friends, and lovers who seek an authentic, expressive, and joyful life will cherish this small gem.   

Written and Illustrated by Sara Saltee.  7 X 7 in; 40 pp. Full color illustrations. Paperback. Walter Shoe Press, 2006. ISBN 0-9759499-3-4.  

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Here is the full text of the poem in the gift book...

Small Pleasures

Small pleasures will never desert you, though you may desert them many times.

Oh, you can deny yourself small pleasures

In the name of Righteousness,

Or Goodness...

Perhaps you're fearful of where small pleasures will lead?

(To BIG pleasures?  To Chaos?  To Joy???)

Yes, you can be a tightwad, clenched and knotted, and your life will be creamed corn.

Small pleasure, indeed.

But, if you want to live in the mystery cabin,

Giggle with the ditzy doves laying three blue eggs,

Write eggplant-purple prose,

And whittle a striking icon of full-bodied goodness...

You must shrug off the olive drab, 

The weak-kneed 'perhaps's, 'maybe's,' and 'somedays.'

Go, hunt for hidden pleasures with a salty pirate's map!

Dip into the whiskey in your green stocking cap!

Delve below the below of your set sense of self!

Liberate the paint-box from that dusty back shelf!

Offer Earl Grey in the attic to your prissy old ghosts!

Make of your whole life a sweet hot French roast!

Grab your red ladder and spin through the waves!

Find pleasures in every small sip, step, and page!

Small pleasures will never desert you, though you may DESSERT them many times.

- Sara Saltee