My favorite line is this. "It takes the single drupelet and MANY others for the fruit to be beautiful and delicious."
We all have a purpose, a gift, something meaningful to give. Donna's mother has the gift of growing beautiful gardens. Donna's gift is writing beautiful stories. Lynne Pryor uses her gift to illustrate it.
I think (and hope) the story will touch someone who in some way has felt left out, put down, unimportant, or disappointed. Perhaps it will help PDub and Baby Bird understand to accept themselves and recognize the gifts in others. We all have a purpose, a small, yet important role in the bigger story.
Go ahead and open your gift and have a very Merry Christmas!