not my class, but looks like they’re playing the game too.
when our class needs a break to calm down and relax
we play ‘the quiet game’
(an idea my daughter used when babysitting years ago)
which consists of nothing but lying down
not moving or making noise
yes, you can blink and breathe
last person left is the winner
sometimes there’s not even a winner
they just love to play
they even ask to play
i tell them they’ve been so good
of course we can play
a win-win, i’d say.
“quiet is peace. tranquility. quiet is turning down the volume knob on life.
silence is pushing the off button. shutting it down. all of it. – Amir”
― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
image credit: google images
am – peaceful walk in the woods
pm -peaceful protest on the streets
day 1, 99 to go.
“there may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. “
closing out the day on glen lake
“in extraordinary times, the ordinary takes on a glow and wonder all its own.”
-mike a. lancaster
glen lake, empire, michigan, usa
walking with the grandies
they are mesmerized
by the carpet of tiny flowers in the grass
and sink right in.
“life is always a rich and steady time
when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.”
-e.b. white, ‘charlotte’s web’
argo park, ann arbor, mi, usa – spring 2020
“the important stuff will still be important by the time you get to it. the unimportant will have made its insignificance obvious or simply disappear. then, with stillness rather than needless urgency or exhaustion, you will be able to sit down and give what deserves consideration your full attention.” – Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key
finding shelter today by the river
“maybe we need to shelter ourselves so we see the beautiful.”
every kind of spring/fall/winter weather front
in the span of a single whirlwind of a day
there is new light
in the early morning
a quiet dusting of snow on the ground
clouds in the sky
streaks of blue
a moon hanging high
we’ll try again.
‘every moment of light and dark is a miracle.’
summer pie eating in ann arbor.
it’s kind of a sport.
“so the pie isn’t perfect? cut it into wedges.
stay in control, and never panic.”