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.”
the kinders begin the process of digging out their cars
and clearing the road after the storm.
“it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
-lucius annaeus seneca
how lucky am i
that there is a veterinary hospital
right in my very own classroom
and a doctor from that hospital
ready to ‘doctor me’ and to offer a diagnosis:
“you do not have a heartbeat and you have a very small cavity.”
i am thankful for this
and now that i understand
what is causing my foot to hurt
i know exactly how to make it all better.
“if you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy,
keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.”
one of the sweetest cards ever –
created by one of my kinders
who “read” it aloud to me:
“I really, really, really hope that your foot feels better very, very soon.”
(complete with a picture of me with one foot in the giant boot. )
“if you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”
seeing firsthand how things work –
up close and personal style.
“i always want to know how things work.
had i been aladdin, i am certain that just after one wish or two,
i’d have taken that old lamp apart
to see if I could make another, better lamp.”
-walter p. chrysler
and this is how a city is born –
urban planning at its finest.
“a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”
first time playing in the snow with my kinders
after our return to the playground.
“i rolled up my sleeves and said, ‘i want to make a mark on this world.’