Hope for the Flowers (Slide #1). by trina paulus. Chapter 1: Stripe: The Beginning (Slide #2). (Slide #3 ). Once upon a time a tiny striped caterpillar burst. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 7 UpAThe ageless, timeless story of Hope For the Flowers: A parable about life, revolution, hope, caterpillars & butterflies – Kindle edition by Trina Paulus. Download it once and read it. Hope for the Flowers [Trina Paulus] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hope’s theme of life, moving through seeming death to a new and.
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Has anybody just read this recently? I read it when I was a teenager and sort of remember being quite moved as I was also with Jonathon Livingston Seagull. Ashley I just read this today in the second time. I also think this simple idea of the book is really powerful to me. I’ve not tried to read JLS yet. I can’t …more I just read this today in the second time. I can’t wait to read it! See all 3 questions about Hope for the Flowers…. Lists with This Book. View all 12 comments.
Jan 09, Jason rated it did not like it Recommends it for: David, Brian, Mark, other misanthropes. A girlfriend gave me this book once. At the time, I was living on an island of about two hundred people, teaching English.
A foolish, miserable task–the kind of “good-for-you” intervention bound up in so many good intentions that the inevitable crass exploitation and inadequate resourcing and nonexistent long-term vision and full-on horseshit stupidity seem, in hindsight, a necessary cosmic counter-balancing. Ostensibly, I was teaching English and helping the other English teachers improve curr A girlfriend gave me this book once.
Ostensibly, I was teaching English and helping the other English teachers improve curriculum. Instead, the other English teachers wised up–let the fucking American handle this shit, and let’s hit the lagoon, while the fishing is fine–and I struggled to piece together an elementary curriculum for non-English speakers who’d never heard anyone fluent in English speak.
No television, except when the local generator was fired up, and the vhs hooked in, so that we could watch “Best of the Best” and “Best of the Best 2” for a quarter. Two or three radios, which only got Armed Forces Network. One communication radio, intermittently functioning, which I got on once a week to talk to pals distributed around the islands over 40, some square miles.
I got mail once a week, if the plane showed up, if the weather was good, if I actually got any mail. I could run around the island, by which I mean quite literally I could run around the island.
We periodically hit a dry patch where few fish came in, and breadfruit weren’t in season, so we ate canned food and rice and coconuts, and when the canned food ran out we ate rice and coconuts.
I lost about 60 pounds. I sank into periodic depressions. I certainly got along with everyone, and drank tons of instant coffee hanging out with the guys, but I wasn’t really connecting — except with one guy, a really great person who I was starting to become good friends with, and then he died of tuberculosis. Those periods of depression became more like exclamation points.
Twice a year, during the two years I was there, I got into the “main island. During those trips, I drank excessively. Took up smoking despite having never had any interest in smoking even leaping straight to Kool Menthols, ’cause as I believe Denis Leary put it if you inhale excessively on a Menthol it feels like your eyes are bleeding.
Stayed out to all hours. Fell in love with everyone I met. And at the end of one stay, I began dating okay, let’s call it “dating” as well as dating a very nice, sweet, good-intentioned English teacher like myself.
We had a whirlwind of hyperbolic romantic passion, before we both headed to our respective islands. Mail, infrequent, the occasional too-public radio conversation. I had been there I was seriously losing it. And I wrote this sweet, wonderful, well-intentioned woman a cri de coeur, a howl of anguish and existential fear and self-loathing Oh, she also sent me a very moving, sweet, well-intentioned letter, explaining what the book meant, and how it might help me.
She really was a great person. But I read this book and wanted to immediately begin gassing hippies.
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I turned from self-loathing into a fairly aggressive other-loather. I realized that this task I’d taken on really wasn’t for me. A couple weeks later, I left the island and the gig, for good.
We broke up, too.
I wasn’t even sure how to say anything But, in a way, I guess, it saved me. View all 51 comments. Jul 13, [Shai] Bibliophage rated yope it was amazing Shelves: I was really curious on this children’s book because I’ve read several good reviews before about this.
I was able to purchase a copy of this from our local bookstore online and I read it right away. It’s a short story so I was able to read it within 10 minutes or less. The story reminds me of Aesop’s fables I’ve read when I was still young. It could be children’s book but the lessons are more like a reminder for adults.
I highly recommend this to everyone especially to those who are young profess I was really curious on this children’s book because I’ve read several good reviews before about this.
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I highly recommend this to everyone especially to those who are young professionals or who are already in the workforce. This will help them remember what’s really important in life. flowees
Mar 22, Althea Ann rated it did not like it. Someone’s comment just reminded me of this one I read this when I was a kid significantly under 10 at the public library. An allegorical hippie story encouraging people or caterpillars to get out of the rat race.
I got the allegory, even as a kid. Flowees pretty impossible to miss. Even then, while I didn’t disagree with the ‘go your own way’ part of the message, I thought the delivery was a Bit Much. I think it scarred me for life. Yes, this quote is in there: View all 3 comments. Jun 21, Shima Mahmoudi rated it liked it. Sep 18, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: Very reminicent of Esops fables I first read it back in high school, a friend saw me looking it over, and then went back and bought it for me.
Its about one catapillar who, unlike the others, isnt happy just eating leaves and climbing the catapillar-pillar. He stops to wonder “why” Its a little about love, and growing into your own skin, its about doing what has to be done, this book is written like a childrens book, but for adults. Its a little about love, and growing into your own skin, its about doing what has to be done, but knowing and understanding why its done, rather than doing just for the sake of doing.
Its about taking leap of faith, looking around you and knowing there bby something more I reread it as time passes, just to remind myself of its beauty View all 4 comments. Oct hoe, Tom rated it really liked it. Hope for the Flowers presents a wonderful, charming tale of two caterpillars Stripe and Yellow trying to get to the top.
Beguiled at first by a misguided attempt to climb on the heads of their fellow caterpillars who have commingled into an enormous “caterpillar pillar” that ascends into the skyYellow and Stripe floeers abandon the pillar for the simple lives of eating and rolling around on the ground.
But Stripe can’t contain his curiosity about the pillar, and abandons Yellow to try th Hope for the Flowers presents a wonderful, charming tale of two caterpillars Stripe and Yellow trying to get to the top. But Stripe can’t contain his curiosity about the pillar, and abandons Yellow to try the climb again. Eventually, he realizes that there is nothing worth having at the top of the pillar, and then begins a search for her and his life’s true course in earnest.