Tag Archives: children

fancy water.

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kinder happily samples the first batch of playground snow

it ‘tastes like fancy water.’

 

“i leaned out one last time and caught a snowflake on my tongue.

they tasted so good, so pure and so divine,

like nothing I had ever tasted from the sky. ”     

-shannon a. thompson

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fav.

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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

 

wherever there are children.

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how lucky that a local fairy

stopped by our classroom

to visit our fairy house

she must have heard….

“it is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies,

and almost the only thing for certain

is that there are fairies wherever there are children.” 

-j.m. barrie – peter pan in kensington gardens

rise above ourselves.

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This image took my breath away, in it I’m sure we all recognize a hundred faces of our own nieces, daughters and little friends. How refugee children sleep in Europe in 2018…. I wish for her a warm bed with the softest blankets and a princess netting just because it’s pretty, not to keep out hundreds of mosquitoes, and a nightlight in the shape of the moon. All of these things inside a safe and happy home. A garden and toys to play with, a school to go to. Just the normal and most basic rights for any child. – m. graeve

 

‘compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.’

-mason cooley

 

image credit: muhammed muheisen,

story credits: open homes open hearts, merel graeve – stories from the ground

time sings.

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kinders watch closely as the sand slips away.

‘the sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other,

marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible.

if you watch the flowing sand,

you might see time itself riding the granules.

contrary to popular opinion,

time is not an old white-haired man,

but a laughing child.

and time sings.’      

-vera nazarian

missing her.

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when the kinders learned that their classmate

was injured and recovering at home

they quickly gathered

to make their friend a special card

wishing her well

and

letting her know

in their own way

how much they were missing her.

“without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

-anthony j. d’angelo