while watching the little league game
i caught a glimmer of shiny blue movement
out of the corner of my eye
and suddenly there appeared
a shimmery mermaid
all scales and tails
coming from far away
skipping onto the field
staying safe in the background
to see just what
this other world was all about
and in an instant
she was skipping off again
returning to the safe world she knew
in the great bathtub sea.
“it’s fun to peek into other people’s worlds
and see how they go about doing things.”
when visiting the detroit public library
m is shocked to find that books
have been banned in the past
and learns a huge lesson.
“censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”
-laurie halse anderson, Speak
rocket the turtle is the sun in the center of the kinders’ universe.
“everything in nature contains all the powers of nature.
everything is made of one hidden stuff.”
-ralph waldo emerson
the kinders work to find a balance.
“the universe, it balances.
it makes sure you don’t get a head that’s too big.
i love it.”
“the path isn’t a straight line, it’s a spiral.
you will come back to things you think you understood
and see deeper truths.”
kinders build something new.
“art is about building a new foundation,
not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”
kinder sings the praises of the grasshopper family he has created.
“how narrow is the vision
that exalts the busyness of the ant
above the singing of the grasshopper.”