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
i love her final gesture
and it made me give pause –
if i were to go today
i would leave behind the following things for others to enjoy:
$7.oo, a sock monkey, photographs, glitter, collage projects, letters and books.
i hope there is no fighting over the monkey.
“laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”
credits: getty images, mental floss
the kinders celebrate the return of the sun
with no coats and fast feet and smiles a mile wide.
“i’m youth, i’m joy, i’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
-james m. barrie
“the chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. “
lunch with the kinders
waiting for the
orange creamsicle push-up bar
starts to melt
all falls out
put it back in
push-up stick bends
put it back in
make it into
a wonderful drippy droppy orange creamsicle shake
“ice cream is happiness condensed.”
― jessie lane adams
with deepest gratitude.
“i cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy.”
-charles r. swindoll
image credit: pinterest, 1930s long island
just at dusk
gaggle of grandies
trying to catch up with them
“i began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.
he taught me that if you are interested in something,
no matter what it is,
go at it at full speed ahead.
embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it
and above all
become passionate about it.
lukewarm is no good.
hot is no good either.
white hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
― roald dahl, My Uncle Oswald