at my daughter’s house
getting ready to take the boys to a movie
i opened the freezer and looked for
something healthy and quick to eat before leaving
i chose what appeared to be
some quinoa/whole oats/ancient grains kind of thing
took off the top and heated it up
when i took my first bite i soon realized
there had been a mistake
on my part
it had a taste and texture that really didn’t register
as anything i had ever eaten before
vaguely familiar, but not so much
far from an ancient grain
and it did not taste good
though perhaps was healthy
i looked back again at the top
this time really looking
and saw that it was lightly labeled ‘bee wax’
no doubt from their hives in the backyard
“and what, socrates, is the food of the soul?
surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.”
a great day spent in detroit
exploring the main library
built by andrew carnegie
in the last year of the civil war
to bring knowledge to the people
1 of 21 remaining in detroit
not forgetting the children
where stories were told in front of the fire
and careful attention
was paid to every detail
a beautiful oasis created and restored
beating in the heart of the city.
“a city isn’t so unlike a person.
they both have the marks to show
they have many stories to tell.
they see many faces.
they tear things down and make new again.”
― rasmenia massoud
gnosiophobia is the fear of knowledge.
image credit: quickanddirtytips.com
after much trial and error and an ‘aha’ moment,
the kinders figured out what magnets do and found a place to put them.
“a teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”
“this color smells like love.”
“if i put this red piece of tape here it might keep all of this stuff from falling off my plate.”
“the good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”