bunny stops by the yard for a quick breakfast
kitty sees bunny and considers breakfast
bunny sees kitty and keeps eating
kitty sees bunny seeing kitty
one inside, one outside
only a screen between them
each is safe
but what goes on in their heads?
“it is easy to be brave from a safe distance. “
with the absence of so many humans
the animals have reclaimed their territory
and even branched out to try things that might be new
when i saw this goose standing full of pride and bravado on top of the bridge
all i could think of was that scene from ‘titanic’ when jack said to rose:
“i’m the king of the world!”
and he believed that for a little while.
“the higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly”
– friedrich nietzsche
before he was an astronaut,
john glenn served as a military pilot during world war II and the korean war.
before leaving for combat missions, he always told his wife annie,
“i’m just going to the corner store to get a pack of gum.”
she always replied, “don’t be long.”
” the return makes one love the farewell. “
-alfred de musset
farewell john glenn, one of my heroes.
credits: cnn.com, mental floss, washington post
goldilocks makes a break for it during our dramatic retelling of ‘the 3 bears.’
“whenever you meet difficult situations dash forward bravely and joyfully.”
— tsunetomo yamamoto
unlocked the door
with the secret key
climbed way up high
into the secret tower
up and up and up
a wondrous view from the top.
“a well-ordered life is like climbing a tower;
the view halfway up is better than the view from the base,
and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.”
-william lyon phelps
while the kinders were playing a farm game
with crops and cash,
i thought all were farmers
until one came to me
“she doesn’t want to be a farmer. she said she’s a jedi warrior!
that means she’ll be stronger than all of the rest of us!”
i told him that jedi and farmers are both very strong people.
both work hard and refuse to give up.
both try to do things peacefully.
they could work together with no problem.
they would be good for each other.
they would help each other.
even a jedi has to eat.
even a farmer has to stand up and be brave.
and they became a very powerful team.
image credits: foodtank.com, google images, star wars, lucasfilm.ltd
it was the perfect night
corn maze terror
9 of us went in
3 of us made it
all the way through
corn up to the sky
eerily waving us in
dark silo in the back
watching it all
so many terrifying things
all along the way
walking out of the corn
standing behind us
calling our names
scary pic of me hiding in the corn
right at the beginning – excited and scared both
we got lost
we ran more
we tried to
clutch onto each other
sometimes to strangers
yelled our lungs out
made it to the end
a little bit braver
for at least one of us
a lot more scared
than when we went in.
a true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst,
than in the beginning of danger.
– philip sidney
the opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
– robert anthony
map of pangea with current international borders
the good people at open culture
recently shared this map of pangea
with the present day country names.
if the band ever gets back together,
here’s who your nation’s neighbors would be.
-massimo pietrobon – mental floss magazine
we cannot live only for ourselves.
a thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
*this post is dedicated to the brave journalists in paris, recently lost to a senseless violent act, to journalists everywhere, to the freedom of speech and to peace.