mother goose waits patiently on a rock in the river
luckily she has lots of stories to tell until baby’s big enough to swim.
“rock and roll is music, and why should music contribute to…juvenile delinquency?
if people are going to be juvenile delinquents,
they’re going to be delinquents if the hear… mother goose rhymes.”
huron river, argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – spring 2021
loving my new journals and so looking forward to filling them
“language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories.
to reach out to people we’ll never meet.
it’s the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones:
the history of how you felt.”
-simon van booy
one of my favorite things is to hear a child tell a story.
image credit: nicolette sowder, wilderchild
why, you might ask, is this large ceramic cat sitting in the water?
while visiting my friend’s house
someone in the family took a ceramics class
made several large animals
gifted them to his children
who gifted them to each other
left them at each others’ houses
used them in a variety of ways
including an outdoor towel holder
somehow over time
this one went to live in the water
looking back at the family on the shore
probably thinking the family was unusual
wondering their story
there is always a story.
“we are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.”
this tiny dog
has lived a full life
gifted to me by my dear friend
her husband’s mother/grandmother
i would love to know its story
it has seen the world and is beautifully imperfect.
“art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.”
~ Anni Albers
“love your whole story even if it hasn’t been the perfect fairy tale.”
-marilyn moushigian koulouris
image credit: m.e. mcnair
after sledding on a beautiful snow day
grandies and neighbors
gather around the table
to share a large pot
of ramen, laughs, and stories.
“honor the community you come from. tell their stories.”
such a wonderful discovery made
when walking in a park near my daughter’s house
an illustrated storybook trail
with pages spread throughout the woods
placed there by the village and the local library
a perfect pairing.
“we tell stories in order to feel at home in the universe.”
— Roger Bingham, British science communicator, writer, public television producer and host
peter bence retells toto’s story of africa in a new way
not confining himself to just the keyboard
of this half million dollar piano
well worth a listen.
“i’m an interpreter of stories.
when I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.
-nat king cole