when reading this article about literacy
i was saddened by it
yet i was struck by an typo
not meant to be ironic
that perhaps unknowingly proved the point.
“literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
― kofi annan
after spending weeks
immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales
the fairy tea party
with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups
fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,
giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes
all served on real china
ready to be discovered
by the kinder fairy -folk
upon their return from the tower.
“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”
“if you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.”
in honor of national library week
credits: painting by gary-nikolai angleov, bookstock.mi.org
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.”
peaches: “your writing is beautiful. may i read it?”
grandie v: “it’s written in magic fairy language, peaches, so i’ll have to read it to you. it says: fairies, mermaids, and unicorns are magical.”
peaches: “we’re both so lucky that you know magic fairy language.”
”if i fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it
— i might be writing in my dreams.
spent a late afternoon
browsing through this collection of
used books of all sorts
went home with unexpected treasures
and things to look forward to
kind of like woodstock
the mud, tie dye, or music
just lots of good words.
The Bookstock Fund was created from the revenue of each year’s Bookstock sale and donations. Focused on enhancing literacy throughout Detroit and the metropolitan area, each year the Fund looks for community partners doing inspiring and life-changing work on the individual, family, and organizational level.
“it is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― oscar wilde