out for a family stroll
“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.
it is the one way of freedom.
if you go to a place on anything but your own feet
you are taken there too fast,
and miss a thousand delicate joys
that were waiting for you by the wayside. “
-elizabeth von arnim
the six-pack is back — bouncing grandies.
“joy acts like a trampoline, everything that touches it bouncing right back off of it.”
after my recent post about those who ‘keep boxes’
my longtime friend, a brilliant apple systems engineer
texted this mind-blowing response to me:
“thought you might like to know that the apple engineers designed the iphone box
so that the amount of time it takes to lift the top off is 4 seconds –
just because their research showed
that it was the amount of anticipation that gave the recipient the most joy”
“i have drunken deep of joy, and I will taste no other wine tonight.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
free movie night at campus martius park in detroit
safe, distanced, well-planned
the little one soon had her own plan
she moved right up front by the screen
laughing, dancing, twirling
throwing spells along with elsa from ‘frozen 2’
until she became a part of the movie.
“true enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire wherever I see it.”
have you laughed with someone today?
“a wonderful thing about true laughter
is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.”
where did your snack go?
it’s all gone.
where did it all go?
just a big smile
and very full pockets.
never hurts to be prepared for anything.
“you have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.”
-jonathan van ness
joy ruled the day in kinder-land.
“the snow fell as softly as a poet’s tears.”
grandie j welcomes the summer rain
on a hot day in detroit
‘like a welcome summer rain,
humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”
– langstpn hughes
‘los trompos,’ (spanish for spinning tops)
a giant spinning top art installation,
visits detroit’s beacon park from mexico city
the eight giant, colorful tops, designed by *héctor esrawe and ignacio cadena, are large enough for multiple people to sit or stand inside them, and visitors are welcome to take a spin. they were designed to facilitate play, celebrate culture, and bring people together to interact and connect. Los Trompos is an interactive piece that comes to life when people engage with it. the tops are based on the construction of the actual toy and reflect the work of mexican artisans, as well as mexican culture, art, and architecture.
community comes together to dance in the park
so fun to be here
as all kinds of people stopped by
just to play and connect with each other.
“simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.”
credits: sonia kahleel, metro times
* héctor esrawe is an industrial designer with a cross-disciplinary design atelier located in mexico city. ignacio cadena is the founder of cadena+asoc. concept design, a mexico-based interior design firm. the two often collaborate with each other, and together they won two interior design best of year awards in 2017
May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.
yuàn xīnnián wèi nín dàilàái kuàilè, yǒu’ài hé níngjìng.
what would bring you joy, love, or peace in the new year?
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