morning has broken.
“the sun himself is weak when he first rises,
and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”
– charles dickens
on glen lake, empire, michigan, usa – april 2023
mushrooms are one of my absolute favorite foods
and it’s soon time for the elusive morels to appear
luckily i have this handy chart to help.
no time to write more
i’m off to find a sasquatch den.
“on the subject of wild mushrooms, it is easy to tell who is an expert and who is not:
the expert is the one who is still alive.”
(perhaps me casually speaking spanish with a new friend i will meet)
looking forward to learning
a bit more of the language before i travel this summer
i think i have a really good base though
i’ve been learning spanish with my pre-k classes for 20 years
so i’m pretty good with
animals, colors, family members, my name, yes and no, and hello and goodbye
plus, i can burst into songs and dances in spanish as needed.
(i’ll keep this as my wild card)
” a different language is a different vision of life.”
repost below from 5 years ago, now the 40th anniversary of this film
35 years ago ‘flashdance’ was released
and it emerged again recently
in honor of international dance day
i loved this movie
had the shoes, the ripped up sweatshirt, the perm
though my dancing style
was a bit different
from this welder by day/dancer by night
and i didn’t live in a cool loft
or have an eccentric dog
or ride my bike to work
or look at all alike
but other than that
we were like sisters.
Take your passion and make it happen! #InternationalDanceDay
“let us read and let us dance –
two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. “
image credit: paramount pictures, jennifer beals
what an unforgettable time
my grandson spent
with his schoolmates
helping to create
an original play in 24 hours
writers, actors, stage crew, director, light crew, props, costumes, staging, sound
it was a such a joy to see it all come to life on the stage.
“the theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. it’s so much like life.”
mac does its part with loose parts: an earth day art show
the children have been learning for weeks
about recycling, reusing, and repurposing
many kinds of materials
in honor of tomorrow’s holiday (earth day)
using the voice of art as expression
each child created an original sculpture
repurposing used items
finding new beauty in these discarded things
putting them together in new ways
inviting their families
to their ‘gallery opening’
each child filled with pride in their work
and a realization that they are artists.
“art is a form of exploration, of sailing off into the unknown alone, heading for those unmarked places on the map. if children are not permitted-not taught-to be adventurers and explorers as children, what will become of the world of adventure, of stories, of literature itself?
– michael chabon