Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

I can not begin to tell you how wonderful and important this book/movie/music is to me. I grew up reading The Snowman by Raymond Briggs as it was the easiest book to "read", having no words.

I allowed myself to change up the story time and time again. The movie and Mr. Briggs' beautiful sketches hit home through the lovely song "Walking in the Air", which I can't listen to without crying.

My mother told me that that very song was the first song I ever tried to play by ear on the organ, one fine morning at 6 am, at the age of 3. The song is so important to my heart, it was the song I walked down the aisle to for my wedding this past summer.

If you haven't read or watched this beautiful story - from the very deep part of my soul, I suggest you should.

I love coming home to Canada and seeing all the Snowman plates, figurines and other memorabilia by Royal Doulton - and the books all around among all the other decorations. I recently added a Snowman stuffed animal I got from the London Heathrow airport! I love.

Watch this wonderful song and vision from Briggs, with music by the brilliant Howard Blake, below;


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