ah, the choices –
to play it safe
and go for the fudge, chocolate chips, or mint
or to venture into something
a little more adventurous perhaps
like playdough or potholes?
“fear is stupid. so are regrets.”
our 5th grade boys
excited and nervous and happy
decided they were going to do their ‘gangster walk’
on the way in to their graduation ceremony
in their suits and ties
jackets thrown over shoulders
and i had to smile
when i heard them
singing ‘sweet caroline’
at the top of their lungs
i’m betting neil diamond would take it as a compliment
and when they went inside
they recited their kind words
sang school songs
watched as pictures of their younger days
flashed upon the screen
and finally ended with a beautiful candlelighting
i’m proud of these gangsters
as i’ve known some of them since they were 3
before they even knew what letter ‘gangster’ started with.
“any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster.”
happy national pack rat day – may 17th
There’s a fine line between holding on to nostalgia, and being a serious contendor for an episode of Hoarders. But just for a day, you are permitted to openly cherish the growing stack of Signals catalogs piling up in your basement sans any judgment of concerned family and friends. Who knows? Maybe your Beanie Babies will become collectibles again, and the joke will be on us.
and 2 very different philosophies from 2 very creative geniuses on this subject:
“i want to lead the victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.”
“out of clutter, find simplicity.”
team freddie or team albert?
credits: stanford university (image), mental floss
and on the last night they’ll ever spend
in the only house they’ve ever lived
before moving to their wonderful new location for their wonderful new adventures
we celebrate by finally getting to eat in the living room without sneaking.
“your journey never ends. life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.