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Page 16 - From Shelia Green's God & Me

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1 (381 reads)

From Sheila Green's God & Me • A NEW BRETON BOOK WITH DRAWINGS BY ALISON R. GRAPES • God & Me Is a lovely new book by Sheila Green, a Cape Breton writer living in Sydney Mines, with a job as a schoolyard guard. in God & Me, she has managed to share with us experiences of mysteries and questions, approaches to God, and her idea of God's relationship with us • without a speck of heavy-handed religion. In fact, this delicate book will even be enjoyed by those who Claim no religion at all. The voice is calm good humour. The relationships are extraordinarily normal. And the overall pleas? ure, good feeling, and laughter is both clear and real. Here are a few of the 17 poems in God & Me, plus some of the book's drawings by Alison R. Grapes. At $5.95 a copy, you will want to buy several copies • for grandparents as well as chil? dren, and one for yourself. (To order, see page 76.) Breton Books is proud to share this taste of God & Me. God and Me Sheila Green, author "You know," God said, "I must confess: Of all die people in all the worid, I like children best. "When they laugh, it comes right from their toes. When they're angry, the whole house knows. "And, unlike parents who are run off their feet, I like kids best when they're not asleep." With the Children Gazing down from the sky, God saw the children at play. Ah, what fun. He thought, I must be with them on this day. So, down He popped, without being seen. About five feet from where they'd been. "I know," He said, "there's always one who will say, 'Hey, would you like to come and play?'" And sure enough, a kid named Mike Said, "Come on over, we don't bite." They built castles, towns, and cities grand. Their bodies got painted all over with sand. They jumped into the water and swam and swam. "I know," said another (his name was Sam), "Let's have a race and see who wins." I've got to be fair, thought God, with a grin. Overlooking the Margaree Valley at the Junction of Route 19 and the Cabot Trail A full-accommodation Lodge featuring: DINING ROOM LOUNGE SWIMMING POOL SPACIOUS ROOMS Take advantage of nearby recreation: BEACHES GOLF FAIRWAYS CAMPING FRESH AND SALT WATER FISHING HIKING The best of Nova Scotian musicians entertain in our lounge every weekend. Check with us to see who is playing, and drop in for an enjoyable evening. P. O. Box 550 MARGAREE FORKS Nova Scotia BOE 2A0 Phone (902) 248-2193, William F. Maclsaac, Manager RELAX IN THE BEAUTIFUL MARGAREE VALLEY SIMEON'S II Family Restaurant! 427 Grand Lake Road, Sydney 562-0251 efeature: '' 'Z ~~ • Full Course Meals ''T'S'cTv' • Fresh Seafood • Steaks • Chops • Ethnic Dishes • Homemade Pies Baked Fresh Daily Come in! We would love to serve vou! 0(( y'SS 1 f no,''0'' SIMEON'S Restaurant & Tiffany Dining Room FULLY LICENSED Plummer Ave., New Waterford 862-8090 • 862-8093 We feature the same great food as Simeon's II & we have large Banquet Facilities & Lounge
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