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
‘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.”
took the boys to
a street hockey camp
sponsored by the detroit red wings
after 1 1/2 hours of drills/training
on a very hot day
they played the game
and they would have played forever
if given the chance.
“every day is a great day for hockey.”
’twas fairy day at the artisan’s market
and soon they came around
lots of them of ev’ry kind
and treasures to be found.
“the fairy poet takes a sheet o
f moonbeam, silver white;
his ink is dew from daisies sweet,
his pen a point of light.
happened upon this scene
while out on a walk today
i’m not sure what happened
but it couldn’t have been good.
“every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.”
not one of them is actually sitting on a swing
but it makes a great jungle gym.
“infinity imagines curiousity from the wild abyss –
only the child makes a swing-set view of the world upside down.
unwatched truth is the enchantment of childhood.
and we never grow out of it…”
first concert – dancing to fitz and the tantrums
“music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension.”
if getting in your pajamas at 7:30
and going to the playground
and a singing stroll until dark
then we don’t want to be right.