today we met the farmers
they got down low
told us everything
they showed us how to plant our own food
so that we could eat it later
they answered all of our questions
and told us
how the food would taste better
because we know the farmers now.
“know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen.”
when looking at the trees on the kinder playground
it’s easy to see how tall the little people are
the green does not dare begin until it is
above and safely out of the reach of their tiny hands
even if they are standing on tippy toes
pulling, climbing, bending, picking, snapping
the trees do the math and live to tell the tale.
“trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.”
-zora neale hurston
a trio of kinders, a ring of keys, a door to our classroom….
“optimism is the key.”
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 downward-facing up on the wall and on your head style
(includes the mysterious vanishing sheets technique)
the get inside of your sheets and try to camouflage yourself in them
while you creep across the floor and think no one will notice style
the fall asleep by accident in spite of yourself
and all of your best efforts to not to style,
while wrapped up in a sweaty and twisted cocoon
made of your own body and bedding.
“life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.”
just chillin’ in the polar ice cave
when quite suddenly
from out of nowhere
makes a daring rescue
enters stage left.
“it’s more fun to experience things when you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
-louis c. k.
m organized the world according to the animals.
some live in the water, some with grass and trees, some with sand and stone, and some with snow and ice.
“science is organized knowledge. wisdom is organized life.”