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creativity doesn’t wait.

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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

seeing the world on a monday.

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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.” 

―anthony liccione 

 

image credit: Children crossing the river on their way to school, Italy, 1959. (Photo by Tino Petrelli)

ideas.

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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

no one knows.

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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.”

-marc randolph

greater than.

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that moment

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.”

-victor hugo 

superpowers.

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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.”

-lena waithe

idea mark.

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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.”

-samuel johnson