Tag Archives: learning

moving target.

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“a creative project is a moving target.

You never end up where you start.’

-evangeline lilly

the kinders remind me of this each and every day.

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first time.

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today on the first day

we welcomed our

 new multi-age kinders class

(3s, 4s, and early 5s)

each in their own age and stage

to our school

many for the first time.

“everybody has to learn for the first time.”

-joshua lederberg
 (1925 – 2008) american molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the united states space program. 1958 nobel prize winner.

 

 

image credit: rural images

yoga.

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i began a yoga class this summer

and share a quiet space 

with an friendly group:

rambo with the headband, 

the affectionate couple,

the woman about to give birth on the mat, 

the giggler,

stretch armstrong,

the woman with lots of extra stuff,

and a smattering of others

all kinds of interesting 

 of various skill levels

our instructor 

 a sweet hippie fairy

with a lyrical whisper voice

leaves me guessing

 watching the others

trying my best to follow 

open my eyes, close my eyes, bend, stretch, balance, breathe, hold, lift, tilt, reach

go further

stay in synch with the others 

all while relaxing and clearing my mind. 

i’m getting there, and as my generous teacher said,

“at least you’re going one inch further each time.”

well, there you go

according to this math

i will be doing a headstand by the time i’m 93

i’m on my way.

“blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”
– author unknown

 

 

 

photo credit: 1935, vintage bondi beach, australia, catherine annis

sculpture.

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when we come down the stairs we see a magical scene

full of sculptures before us

and we cannot stop running to the sculptures

that are all around us

we find out the difference between the meaning of

‘static’  – still

(like sculptures)

and

‘kinetic’ – moving

(our group leans heavily on the kinetic side)

and at last we sit to hear the story of this one

trying to be static.

“what sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. “

-joseph addison

chicken or the egg?

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today, mr. roger, our snowplow driver

came back to our room

and brought some of his favorite birds to meet us

these two are chickens named marco polo and maranella

and they are married.

his granddaughter has a chicken for a pet and reads with it

and he really loves birds

even more than snowplowing.

mr. roger even showed us some of maranella’s treasures – her eggs

and we had the chance to gently touch everything and ask all kinds of questions.

it was amazing because he knew all of the answers.

he sure knows a lot about a lot.

“if I hadn’t started painting, i would have raised chickens.”

-grandma moses