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don’t be long.

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cnn-com

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

climbing.

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unlocked the door

with the secret key

climbed way up high

into the secret tower

with

the kinders

up and up and up

the

spiral staircase

with

 stone walls

tiny windows

brave hearts

and 

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

“a strong spirit transcends rules.”- prince

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while the kinders were playing a farm game

with crops and cash,

some sold

some bought

some traded.

i thought all were farmers

until one came to me 

to say:

“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!”

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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.

and that

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.

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image credits: foodtank.com, google images, star wars, lucasfilm.ltd

be wary then; best safety lies in fear. – shakespeare

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it was the perfect night

for the

corn maze terror

9 of us went in

3 of us made it

all the way through

hangnail moon

chilling  wind

corn up to the sky

eerily waving us in

dark silo in the back

watching it all

and

scary things

so many terrifying things

all along the way

walking out of the corn

and

standing behind us

and

calling our names

and

chasing us

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 scary pic of me hiding in the corn

right at the beginning – excited and scared both

we ran

we startled

we got lost

we shrieked

we fell

we ran more

we tried to

clutch onto each other

 sometimes to strangers

yelled our lungs out

and

somehow

made it to the end

a little bit braver

and

for at least one of us

a lot more scared

than when we went in.

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a true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst,

than in the beginning of danger.

– philip sidney