at the asian new year birthday celebration
of our young friend, y
wearing her traditional korean holiday dress
and bowling shoes
basketball, rock and roll, and football
playing on the big screens
of the american bowling alley
celebrating with grandies and more friends
indian, african-american, lebanese, irish, iranian, korean
adults, children, babies
all enjoying the fun
all sharing a meal
all blowing out the candles
“preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”
the power went out
just before our dinner party
so we had it anyway
candlelight, a warm fire, and great friends made it even better.
“what is a soul? it’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.”
imagine my surprise
when i found out
that the party i was going to tonight
at my sweet irish friend’s house
had already happened last night
when i stopped over today
it looked like
a great time was had by everyone
especially those who were there on the right night.
i think this may have been a trifle.
“it gets late early out there.”
when the pre-k friends meet up with their second grade friends
there is much to celebrate and talk about.
“friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
-woodrow t. wilson
headed off to the puzzle house
to try out an ‘escape room adventure’
just going in was a bit scary
and i thought
we might have to escape right away
eight of us
read a story
codes that we had to translate and crack
a tangram puzzle
a piñata head
hidden and found things
a lot of darkness
and a little bit of wit
we had one hour and made it through two rooms
never got into the third
what an adventure
eight of us ventured back out.
“there are always wonderful mysteries to confront.”
for the first time
this quiet little one
took another’s hand.
“the human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.”
happy to have shared the table with all different kinds of people yesterday.
“i am a part of all that i have met.” – lord tennyson