he was a ‘well-seasoned’ magic man
who came in
to entertain the youngest children
while he wasn’t smooth
his jokes and tricks and props and velvet
had been around a long time
the children loved every trick
opened their eyes wide with wonder
as doves and bunnies and coins and cards and wands and scarves
appeared and disappeared
in all kinds of unexpected places
volunteered to help him
squealed and giggled and clapped with pure delight
until they lost their breath with laughter
he was a showstopper of the highest order
who had found the perfect audience.
“it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. “
-antoine de saint-exupery
my brother, scott
who never stops raising money for research and awareness
in honor of my nephew, hazen, gone way too soon
so that others may stay.
thank you to his mackinac island dock porter brothers from so many years ago.
“say not in grief: “he is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was.”
“if you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”
happy valentine’s day to all who give it their all.
image credit: jefferson market and cakery
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.”
today i leave ireland
where i went
to find my heart again
so many beautiful hearts
all around me
everywhere i went
unique and lovely
in its own way
in the most unexpected of places.
“though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
-ralph waldo emerson