This book is a Christmas book and I read it in May, that's ok. It's about an old man who dies and sees his children as they are told about his death and how they each deal with it. In his death he sees his children more clearly and in his death they realize the depth of his love. It is a quick read and unique in its perspective. "I also believed that all creativity comes from the same source: the soul, our meeting-place with God." We create out of the secret place where we each individually meet with God. And out of this place beautiful things come, art that connects with others. "An empty canvas is no good until it is used for the purpose it was created to serve." That is what our lives are, empty canvases. We were all created to serve God and until we realize this we won't find our true purpose. "I should have said that parents don't treat their children the same; they try to adjust to their children's personalities and do what's right for them as individuals." Parenting is no easy task and each child is different. We do our best to train them in the way that they should go. A quick read with a good message, a message of love of a parent and a child, no matter the age.