Tag Archives: imagination

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

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the crossing.

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word has it the littles are headed to england.

hopefully they’re back in the states

in time for the first day of school today.

“you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

-rabindranath tagore

glen lake, empire, michigan – summer 2018

where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #4

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one day
when i was little
sitting in my garage
with my sisters and friend
just watching the little spiders in the corner
as we hung out, talking and wondering 
how we could make some money
we came up with a brilliant plan
and decided that it would be a great idea
to start a ‘spider farm’
where we would breed spiders in my garage
and sell them to all of the people in our neighborhood 
overhead would be low
we just had to find two spiders
 get them to meet each other
and have babies
we never really considered the logistics
or that we knew nothing about spiders
or that we weren’t really spider fans
or how we would get them to ‘fall in love’
or that there might not be any customers
or that our business would close before it opened
when my mom closed the garage door and made us play outside
and that is the main reason why i am not a spider farmer today
and a teacher instead. 
“don’t worry, spiders, i keep house casually.”

-robert hass, field guide

image credit:  david kirk, ‘miss spider’s sunnypatch kids’

compassion.

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sweet kinder

creates a beautiful and comfortable bed

for the rhino with the broken foot

so that he has a place to lie down

and recover in peace.

“as great scientists have said and as all children know,

it is above all by the imagination

that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

-ursula k. le guin