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Opal Whiteley

January 19th, 2009

Blogs are fantastic things! You comment on something and someone surfing on the other side of the world helps you out with a word of encouragement, a source reference, a new insight. I mentioned the film ‘What a Way to Go’ and the director popped in and said hi on the blog and gave his news. Twice I’ve mentioned that I couldn’t find sources and within 24 hours someone has provided them. The latest example of this ‘increased level of connection’ has been in relation to Opal Whiteley. I discovered her story through reading The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley. Her story in this book, written by Benjamin Hoff, is tremendously moving, inspiring, and sad too. I quoted Opal in a blog post recently, and now I’m delighted to see that a film is being made about her. The director saw the post and commented on it and told me where to find the trailer.

The movie’s website is here. A wikipedia article on Opal is here. The trailer is here: