rocket the turtle is the sun in the center of the kinders’ universe.
“everything in nature contains all the powers of nature.
everything is made of one hidden stuff.”
-ralph waldo emerson
when i was little
sitting in my garage
with my sisters and friend
just watching the little spiders in the corner
as we hung out, talking and wondering
how we could make some money
we came up with a brilliant plan
and decided that it would be a great idea
to start a ‘spider farm’
where we would breed spiders in my garage
and sell them to all of the people in our neighborhood
overhead would be low
we just had to find two spiders
get them to meet each other
and have babies
we never really considered the logistics
or that we knew nothing about spiders
or that we weren’t really spider fans
or how we would get them to ‘fall in love’
or that there might not be any customers
or that our business would close before it opened
when my mom closed the garage door and made us play outside
and that is the main reason why i am not a spider farmer today
and a teacher instead.
“don’t worry, spiders, i keep house casually.”
-robert hass, field guide
image credit: david kirk, ‘miss spider’s sunnypatch kids’
kinders find tiny ants, roly-poly’s, and baby spiders
when playing on the sidewalk
and decide to create a playground for them
using all of their pretty chalks.
“everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
bowls of raspberry and lemon soup for sale
giant wood utensils available by request
made with kinder’s care
“only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
-ludwig van beethoven
kinders discover and play.
you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
kinders weave all the threads together.
“we don’t accomplish anything alone
and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life
and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another
that creates something.”
-sandra day o’connor
exploring the universe.
“if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.”