Dr Niamh On The Plum Tree

Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance

A Song for You on Mother’s Day

I wish all our Plum tree supporters a very happy mother’s day. I thought I might sing you a gentle song. Hope it transports you to a gentle place. From my album Touching Angels:Amazon

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamhchildrensbooks.com

8 comments on “A Song for You on Mother’s Day

  1. Joan P Lane
    May 13, 2012

    Thank you, Niamh. What a special tribute to Mother’s Day. I simply must share this with all my U.S. friends. Blessings to you and many thanks for all your support. Will be in touch during the week.

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    • ontheplumtree
      May 13, 2012

      Thank You Joan! What a blessing when people share each other’s creativity.

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  2. patriciasands
    May 13, 2012

    What a lovely voice you have. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute.

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    • ontheplumtree
      May 13, 2012

      Thank You, Patricia.

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  3. Patricia Tilton
    May 14, 2012

    Couldn’t access it, but I do love your voice.

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    • ontheplumtree
      May 14, 2012

      Sorry about that Patricia. I will check to see what is wrong. And Thank You for the compliment.

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  4. Russel Ray Photos
    July 22, 2012

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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