one of my grandies saw that a tiny piece of glitter
had made its way
onto a big piece of birthday cake
that had come from
a sealed and wrapped bakery package
“somehow, whenever you are around us, there is always glitter.”
that made me so happy.
“glitter is my makeup of choice.”
“when you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.”
sugarbush park, ann arbor, mi, usa – summer 2022
“there is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything.
negative people find their walls.
so never apologize for your enthusiasm.
may you all live like this forever. and ever. and ever.
love, your teacher
(who lives like this too)
cast of the original star trek series
“star trek was an attempt to say that humanity
will reach maturity and wisdom
on the day that it begins not to just tolerate,
but take a special delight
in differences in ideas and differences in life forms.”
-gene roddenberry -star trek creator
image credit: nbc tv
reflecting while exploring
“the way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.”
june 2022 – oakland county, michigan, usa
“yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours.”
-henry wadsworth longfellow
on memorial day
photo credit: marde ross and company
“the world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
but there is much that is fair.
and though, in all lands,
love is now mingled with grief,
it still grows, perhaps the greater.”
my favorite indignant complaint of the month
straight from our local ‘next door’ site.
“So half of ann arbor doors are PUSH. But the other half are all PULL. Can’t the CITY make up their minds about anything??? I’m drafting a letter to Governor Whitmer if you want to sign. We can not be expected to remember which is push or which is pull! I am just tired of this. Life is stressful and having to constantly push or, wait, PULL is nonsense at this point.”
“a man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards;
as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”
art credit: gary larson, the far side
oubaitori is a japanese idiom written as a combination of kanji characters,
representing four trees that bloom in spring: cherry, plum, apricot and peach.
i believe this to be true for everyone
from the youngest child
to the most elderly.
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, mid-17th century
Definition: Relating to mental activity or the intellect.
Examples in a sentence:
“The philosophy department attracts noetic students.”
“Noah was equally athletic and noetic”
Some travel life,
Shining brightly noetic
But as for me,
I’d rather wax poetic.
image credit: npr brightside