The Land of the Blue Flower by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a wonderful story for both adults and children. We meet Amor, a young king in the making who is taught by the Ancient One to commune with the sun, the stars, the earth, and the universe.
He is destined to achieve great things when he ascends the throne; one is to teach his people about living in harmony with nature and in peace with each other.
Discover how a beautiful blue flower helps Amor fulfill his kingly responsibilities while the flower also changes everyone who touches it or who is touched by it.
Stories have the power to influence and change those who read the words and take the message to heart. The story in this book offers a message of peace, harmony, and cooperation.
We find, within the story, that there can be no room for ugly thoughts, and no time for fear or anger, when beautiful thoughts are planted, cared for, and cultivated.
Although this story was written nearly 100 years ago, and is considered a children’s book, the timeliness of the story’s message is even more current today–especially for adults and their children to help them grow in love.
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Each morning they went out on the battlements at dawn to see the spendid sun rise slowly out of the purple sea.
One of the very first things the child King Amor remembered in his life–and he remembered it always–was a dawning day when the Ancient One wakened him gently, and folding him in his long gray robe, carried him up the winding and narrow stone stairway, until at last they stepped forth on the top of the huge castle which seemed to the little King to be so high that it was quite close to the wonderful sky itself.
“The sun is going to rise and wake the world,” said the Ancient One. “Young King, watch the wonder of it.” Amor lifted his little head and looked. He was only just old enough to be beginning to understand things, but he loved the Ancient One and all he said and did.
Far below the mountain crag lay the sea. In the night, while it slept, it had looked dark blue or violet, but now it was slowly changing its color. The sky was changing, too–it was growing paler and paler–next it grew faintly brighter; so did the sea. Then a slight flush crept over land and water, and all the small floating clouds were rosy pink.
King Amor smiled because bird’s voices were to be heard in the trees and bushes, and something golden bright was rising out of the edge of the ocean as sparkling light danced on the waves. It rose higher and higher and grew so dazzling and wonderful that he threw out his little hand with a shout of joy.
The next moment he started back because there rose near him a loud whirring and the beating of powerful wings as a great bird flew out of a crag nearby and soared high into the radiant morning heavens. “It is the eagle who is our neighbor,” said the Ancient One. “He has awakened and gone to give his greeting to the sun.”
As the little King sat upright, enraptured, he saw that from the dazzling brightness at the edge of the world there leaped forth a ball of living gold and fire, and even he knew that the sun had risen. “At every day’s dawn it leaps forth like that,” said the Ancient One. “Let us watch together and I will tell you stories of it.”
Copyright 2009 by Morpheus Books.