Poetry and prose from across the ages and around the world describes the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Includes UU contributors. An indispensable tool for bridging ceremonies, bar and bat mitzvahs and coming of age celebrations of all kinds. Suitable for parents, teachers and clergy, and a wonderful keepsake for young adults.
Searl is the editor of the following books in this series: Bless This Child, We Pledge Our Hearts, Beyond Absence and In Praise of Animals .
Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around-nobody big, I mean-except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff-I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.
-J. D. Salinger