The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: The Anniversary Edition, the wonderfully wise and strikingly touching story, has become one of the most popular books of our times. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, has released its Anniversary Edition at a time when stories of comfort and inspiration have become more important than ever. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a classic fable for anyone who has suffered a permanent loss. The tale is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death - as Freddie the Leaf and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with a winter’s snow. The book offers solace to adults and children alike. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf’s message that death is part of the natural cycle of life has comforted countless men, women, and children worldwide. This classic fable is, “Dedicated to all children who have ever suffered a permanent loss, and to the grown ups who could not find a way to explain it.” (from Leo Buscaglia's page)
“It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
Leo F. Buscaglia1924-1998
To my friend Vanessa who loves autumn leaves, I think this is one of the best buys you could have.
Oh well, it just reminds me that you were the one who introduced Leo Buscaglia in my life. College was not complete if it weren't for the quotes we get from Buscaglia's Living, Loving and Learning book. My homeroom report always starts with a line or two from this book. Miss those days...