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in honor of United Nations Universal Children’s Day

 

established in 1954 and celebrated on November 20th, this day promotes international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and the improvement of children’s welfare. on this date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child  and in 1989, adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

 

 

credits: united nations, united nations general assembly, sir ken robinson

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i am curious about who bought this plate.

a parent as a gift to a child?

a child as a gift to him/her self?

a spouse?

a sibling?

or….?

interesting message whatever the backstory.

 

 

“i am often asked which picture is my favorite. 

this is like asking a mother

which child she likes the most.”

-phillipe halsman

 

this is mama.

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dropped off the family entries

to the library’s annual lego building contest

there were so many good ones to see

 elaborate, creative, funny, scary, lovely, colorful, detailed

some were quickly assembled

some took many hours and days to create

some made by children, some by adults,

some made by both working together

but it was the one above that really caught my eye

it was beautiful because

it was clearly made by someone

out of pure love

created by ivy, a preschooler

 her piece’s title

written by someone

who knew how to write their letters

simply read:

‘this is mama.’

 it was magnificent.

“every block of stone has a statue inside it

and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

-michelangelo

it’s universal children’s day. celebrate it every day.

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grandbaby b and i shared the wonder

of the magic snow that came from the ceiling 

at her very first real play,

the grinch.

i think, at a child’s birth,

if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,

that gift would be curiosity.

– eleanor roosevelt