when you try and try
to make a snowman
the fluffy, sticky, wet snow is gone
the icy, hard, dry snow is here
you think and think
of another way
just decorate a bump that you find
make a flat-puffy snowman
and there you go.
“creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. it fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
– bruce garrabrandt
just another monday as we head back to school
“they say to think within the box,
but it’s funny how those in the box never go anywhere,
where those outside it, get to see the world.”
image credit: Children crossing the river on their way to school, Italy, 1959. (Photo by Tino Petrelli)
when you want to change the color of your shoes
but don’t have a job
to make the money to buy them
and no one will hire you
just because you are a 4-year-old
even though you have a lot of energy
you find your own way to get those turquoise shoes.
“a busy mind is full of thoughts, a blissful mind is full of ideas.”
– amit kalantri, author
oh, audrey, class of 2020 –
this harkens back to my days
in the 70s
painting on my best friend’s parents’ new car
(my parents said absolutely not)
proudly plastering on
the glory of our days in school
the coming glory of our leaving
driving around all day
in the hot sun
noticing with surprise
when we scrubbed it all off
even though the paint was gone
the sun had baked our message on
the marks from the paint remained
never able to be truly washed off
memorializing our message into eternity
my friend’s parents with an equally surprised reaction
at least audrey painted on the windows, not the body
she will go far, that one.
“no one knows what’s a good idea or a bad idea until you try it.”
when you go to the grocery
to get some ice
for your food
after a wild and windy rainstorm
knocked your power out
you pull out your bags of ice
only to find
a secret ice cream stash
placed there by a brilliant grocery worker
hidden for later
and your day is made.
“greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
we’re gonna’ need a bigger boat
“ideas are easy. it’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”
image credit: white lotus farms, ann arbor, michigan, usa
on the occasion of one of my favorite director’s birthday
happy alfred hitchcock day
“ideas come from everything.”
image credit: afi
the grandies offered me a chance
to choose my superpower –
flight, strength, invisibility, speed, or shape shift?
i chose invisibilty
got inside of the machine
they powered it up
when i came out
they confirmed that i was now invisible.
except for my feet
which did not fit in the box.
i can live with that.
“the things that make us different, those are our superpowers.”
dedicated to all
or at least pretend to
you are a captive audience.
credits: google images, word porn
me – “can you tell about what you wrote?”
kinder – “look up at the top.
the brown part is the idea mark.
all the rest are the ideas.”
i thought this to be brilliant
and perhaps should be our newest form of punctuation.
move over semicolon; the idea mark is here to stay!
“words are but the signs of ideas.”