j.l. hudson department store – detroit, michigan
i have always loved boxes
some for nostalgia or beauty
others for their material or design
as my children know
sometimes a box is my favorite part of a present
yes, i have a kept a few or so.
apple – macbook air
“thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.
we receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”
one specialized group are those who save the boxes created by apple and the used boxes are actually for sale on ebay.
i only recently gave a gift in my macbook air box that i had saved for no reason other than i loved its amazing design.
see the link below for a look into this apple phenomenon:
pie eating contest at the jefferson school, washington, d.c. 1923
in honor of national pie day
i am proud to announce that
on one fine summer’s day
i was declared
the women’s speed pie eating contest winner
at the local fire department’s picnic
just a chocolate pie and a competitive spirit
“things that really matter are the things that gold can’t buy,
so let’s have another cup o’ coffee and let’s have another piece o’ pie.”
– irving berlin
image credit: united states library of congress, prints and photographs division
who remembers this?
rolling around on turns
cigarette smoke-filled air
fighting over who could sit there
the door that swung open
back window down
best seat ever.
“like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.”
image credit: doyouremember.com
saw the spirit of liberty yesterday
her return was lovely
yet she was there all along
never really left
there was just no stopping her.
“life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”
image credit: 1907 barribol – the spirit of liberty twirls the american flag
“the cyclone ends. the sun returns; the lofty coconut trees lift up their plumes again;
man does likewise. the great anguish is over; joy has returned; the sea smiles like a child.”
image credit: pinterest, florida beach
a family penguin is down, but not out.
“you take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that’s a great feeling.”
*Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986) is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder, and has won 10 ESPY Awards.
on this day honoring mlk, and every day
“this is the unusual thing about nonviolence –
nobody is defeated, everybody shares in the victory.”
– martin luther king, jr.
image credt: philosophytalk.org
spring is almost here
nine weeks away seems so close
that i can hear it.
“music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.”
image credit: 123rf.com
my doormat without a sunday paper on it.
my very kind paper man
told me to just text him if i was ever missing a paper
he would drive over to deliver it
i love the sunday paper and especially the crossword
love throwing open my door on a sunday morning
the paper patiently waiting for me on my door mat
love opening it
with a fresh cup of steaming coffee
and diving in
the day came
when it wasn’t there
i sent a gentle text to my paper man
saying there was no sunday paper waiting for me today
he very quickly responded to say –
that is because today is saturday.
ah, i thought.
en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Sunday
Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday.
Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, and a part of the weekend.
“time flows in strange ways on sundays.”
“so comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending!”
-J. R. R. Tolkien
art credit: paul noth, new york times