184. “Up and Down” by Oliver Jeffers


When we finally got unstuck from Oliver Jeffers’s “Stuck”, we  moved on to “Up and Down”.

A boy and a Penguin- two friends doing everything together. Until one of them decided to follow his dream of flying.  Alone. The boy tried to be supportive, but the odds were against the Penguin. The determined duo was ready to look for help, when Penguin decided to respond to a job offer at the circus: Living Cannon Ball. The Penguin got to fly, but one  terrifying flight was enough to realize that “there was a reason why his wings didn’t work very well… because penguins don’t like flying.”

Another masterpiece by this great writer and illustrator: odd, witty and memorable. It makes you want to laugh, think and stare at the pictures, all at the same time.

Following your dreams is surely a hot issue in the time of New Year’s Resolutions. I believe we should follow our callings. Some people like to have dreams, but never really go for them. They say, they can’t live without a dream. I am saying, who says there is just one dream per person per life? New dreams can be made every day, so catch them when you can and either live your dream or make sure that it’s not for you, as Penguin did. As the saying goes, it is always better to regret having done something, than to regret not having done it.

 

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