finding the mud was such a delight
starting out slow
checking how deep it was with a stick
walking, then running, then jumping, then splashing
only one ‘quicksand’ victim who we unstuck
boots dumped out after
filled with water dirt wood chips, rocks, sticks and unknown mushy things
a pair of mud-soaked socks
drying in the sun
and so much tired fun.
” mud is the most poetical thing in the world.”
-reginald horace blyth
oh, how i would have loved to see this exhibit
i played with each and every one of these games
and lived to tell.
“parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly.
when you choose
to step out of your comfort zone
to dip your lucky charms into ranch dressing
and fully enjoy eating them that way
no matter how others react
that is confidence.
“i have made the choices that work best for me. i know i cannot please everyone, and that’s fine.”
it took a while and a team of busy gatherers
but the kinder were happy to announce
they had collected and lined up
and that equals 1 museum.
“as with other phases of nature, I have probably loved the rocks more than I have studied them.’
the kinder create with loose parts
dressed all in yellow.
clearly in their yellow period.
“yellow is the color which is closest to light.
we associate the rays of the sun and the stars with it.
it is the radiance of the spirit.”
– ueli seiler-hugova
advice from the kinder to the parents of a classmate’
about how to take care of their new baby.
one so sweet
one filled with adventure
all the others equally from the heart
everyone has their own unique way of approaching parenthood.
“folks, i don’t trust children. they’re here to replace us.”
b tells me these are the ‘options’
for ordering from his coffee/hot cocoa shop
i can certainly appreciate that he has organized it so beautifully.
now that they’re all laid out
it will be much easier to choose.
“it’s easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options.”
not to be outdone
after one of his classmates
dramatically hung her long braid down from the tower
declaring she was rapunzel
ih decided he wanted to be rapunzel too
dramatically hanging his bangs down from the tower
declaring he was rapunzel
and it’s true
you can never have too many rapunzels.
getting ready to take the big jump. there is power in numbers.
“individually, we are one drop. together, we are an ocean.”
– ryunosuke satoro