what an honor and a joy
to see the culmination
of my dear friend, breeda kelly miller’s
hours, days, months, year, spent
writing, creating, staging, rehearsing, distilling
and bringing the story of her mother, mary kelly
to life on stage at the world premiere
of her emotional and brilliant one-woman play,
Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home.
the arthur miller theater, ann arbor, the university of michigan
“you should feel a flow of joy because you are alive. your body will feel full of life.
that is what you must give from the stage. your life. no less. that is art: to give all you have.”
Directed by Brian Cox, a Pencilpoint Theatre Production. Go to mrskellysjourneyhome.com for updates.
this blue door with the round window never loses its magic.
“a short story is what you see when you look out of the window.”
oakland county, michigan, usa
i love this gate
left as it was
full of wonder
all the stories
of those who passed through it
“still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
-J. R. R. Tolkien
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
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