Way up high
in the Rolie Polie Sky
is a little round planet
of a really swell guy.
He’s Rolie Polie Olie
He likes to laugh and play.
And in his land of curves and curls,
this is how he spends his day……
Pages 1 and 2 of Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce
This is my girls’ favorite book. It’s been all my kids’s favorite book and I’m quite excited to say that I’ve had it for 16 years. To understand why that’s exciting for me, you’d need some understanding of my life.
This book is the first thing that popped into my mind when I think of the word sky. I have read it over and over and over again. I used to be able to recite almost the whole book by heart. It brings back fond memories of my boys as infants and toddlers while letting me live in the now with my girls.
Whenever I sit outside, enjoying the sunny days, I look up to the sky, a different shade of blue in almost every direction, dotted with the beautiful, white ‘cottonballs’, I think of that book. I think of the many nights I sat with that book, reading those silly words to my children. I think of the many nights I have sat under a cloudless night sky sprinkled with glittering stars and the oh-so-bright moon shining down on me.
There is just something about the sky, either the day or the night, that relaxes me, makes me feel so small in the universe that I almost can’t fathom anything beyond. There’s something so enchanting about being under the night sky, when the world around me is sleeping. I just feel so peaceful. My mind is at peace. My heart is at peace.
So, I just sit back and soak it all in. I think to myself, what a beautiful canvas that God has created for all of us to enjoy. It’s a reminder to me to be thankful for all that God has blessed me with in this beautiful life.
“Your loving kindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” – Psalm 36:5