what do you get
when you combine every kid in the city who is now out of school
with a very hot day and a community pool?
lots of squeals, water fights, slides, splashes, and snacks
everyone so happy to be free
all summer ahead of them
has the festive feel of adults
celebrating with a long night of cocktails
but the kids are hopped up on nothing but pure sunshine and water.
‘i feel like a torpedo.’
-michael phelps (u.s.a. olympic gold medalist in swimming)
image credit: New York July 12, 1937 McCarren Park Pool- vintage photo
the scene at the fairy house
located at a local store that is closing soon.
looks like it may have been hard on everyone.
“any man can lose his hat in a fairy-wind.”
at the bead gallery, ann arbor, mi, usa
local mini-sinkhole with community reactions of all kinds.
“we didn’t expect quite that many.
we are slightly behind schedule because of sinkholes.”
image credit: lee taylor-belcher, ann arbor townies
walking by the river
peace does not mean to be in a place
with no chaos, trouble, or hard realities to deal with.
peace means to be in the midst of all those things
and still remain mentally, emotionally, and physically centered.
huron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – may 2018
“what did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?”
image credit: claudia tremblay, montreal
back in the parks today
under a sparkling sun
happy smiling people
“spring will come and so will happiness. hold on. life will get warmer.”
huron river, gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa
proud to march today
with neighbors near and far
and with daughter and grandies
carrying the spirit and our legacy.
“only those with tenacity can march forward in march”
― ernest agyemang yeboah
credit: click on detroit, wdiv-tv, meredith bruckner