The patch of blue. A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata 2022-12-09
The patch of blue
The patch of blue was a small but significant part of my childhood. It was a small patch of blue sky that I could see through my bedroom window, and it became a source of comfort and inspiration for me.
Growing up, I lived in a busy and crowded city, and my bedroom was located in the back of our apartment building. The only natural light that I had came from this small patch of blue sky, which was often obscured by the tall buildings and pollution that surrounded my home.
Despite its small size, the patch of blue was always a source of beauty and wonder for me. On clear days, it was a bright and vibrant blue that seemed to stretch on forever, inviting me to dream of all the possibilities that lay beyond it. On cloudy days, it was a softer and more muted blue, but no less beautiful in its own way.
The patch of blue became a constant presence in my life, and it helped to shape my worldview and my sense of hope and possibility. It reminded me that there was a whole world out there beyond the concrete and steel of the city, and that there were endless opportunities waiting for me if I was willing to reach for them.
In many ways, the patch of blue was a symbol of the boundless potential and endless possibility that I saw in myself and in the world around me. It was a small but powerful reminder that no matter where I was or what challenges I faced, there was always a chance to break free and rise above them.
As I look back on my childhood, the patch of blue stands out as a symbol of hope and inspiration, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata
Walton is the bank president! Without being surprised by the end, the book is still interesting, but very depressing. . They hate eachother and are always bickering. After his father's bank fails, his family must move out of their mansion and learn to be happy with much much less. I found it simple and complex at the same time. In this case, love is blind.
Poem: My " Patch of Blue " by Mary Newland Carson
The reader knows it is a tragedy, with no possibility of a truly happy ending, yet for the brief gasp of a moment, the shared hopefulness between Gordon and Sleena is still bittersweet. After meeting many times at the park they fall in love. I've also seen the storm clouds burst, And winds go rushing thro', But I always knew that once again I'd see my " Patch of Blue. This is not your usual, modern day "I hate racism" story. Does your life seem hard to bear? A Patch of Blue is a book about a blind girl named Salina whos eyes were burned by acid accidently during a fight between her mother and father. We know she's pure in heart because she's blind.
A Patch of Blue (1965)
But she still can remember what some things look like. . She knows Red too. I really liked this story, as it gave me a glimpse into the working man's world. I wish the goodreads synopsis and book cover! A scruffier, meaner looking book couldn't exist. Every word was digested by force. The use of a blind protagonist from a 'white trash' background in which random violence, alcoholism, prostitution, dire poverty and an intensely mean spirited sense of personal antagonism prevail was a masterstroke against which to depict the fragile sense of friendship between a young black man and a blind white girl.
The Patch of Blue by Grace Livingston Hill
It's so sadly realistic. The 1965 film follows the book faithfully up 3. At Gordon's house, Selina asks Gordon to marry her, to which Gordon replies that there are many types of love, and she later will realize that their relationship will not work. And, for what's more? Then she goes to the park one day and meets someone that truly sees past her scars and blindness to the value underneath the neglect. She lives with her mother and grandfather. Adding insult to injury, someone has cut out a faded picture from an ancient VHS tape and pasted it crookedly onto the book cover.
A Patch of Blue
Sitting under the tree, thinking over my life, I couldn't figure out how anything good, lasting good, could be for me. Warning: there is "hate" language used in the story, so if this book is used with young readers it is essential to let them know that the language is reflective of a certain type of character at a specific time and place. Regular stuff out of the way first. This novel was everything the movie portrayed plus so much more. It was 1:30am, I was screaming at what unfolded in those last three pages and was just crushed.
The Patch of Blue
When I first started reading "A Patch of Blue", I didnt like it very much. It is somewhere around the Depression Era, and jobs are scare, but Chris goes searching for a job everywhere, only to be rejected at every turn. She is abused and brutalized by her mother. Something exciting, something captivating, something bigger than a patch and a different color than blue. But she's untouched by all the sordid reality of her life. In this case, not all the way, but still enough to keep it from being among the books I highly regard the most.
They were both excellent as far as I can remem Too long ago to remember - I saw the movie when I was a young teenager and read the book when I was 69. This novel is a truly insightful and very moving exploration of racism. Read this in 1972 in English Class as required reading. But slowly it started to grow on me. In the meantime, Gordon has contacted a school for the blind, which is ready to take Selina. However, it is very suitable for it to focus on Chris because his is the story that involves change, an understanding of life, and a truly spiritual awakening.
Instead, the acid left her daughter blind at 5-years-old, her eyes so damaged she is unable even to cry. All in all, this is by far not my favorite book, but one that will forever keep me reflecting on life and the connections that make and break us, how the world sees us, and most importantly, how we see ourselves. Gordon takes her to his apartment and introduces he A wonderful love story. And also getting smacked and hit for "back talk". I had a grand ole time and was really digging the drama and light at the end of the tunnel. To view it, i've been obsessed with finding the title of this book for the past few weeks and finally, on amazon under 'advanced search' i found it. It is easier to hate a color than the mother she has to live with or the father away somewhere in prison for murder.