on this special day
i brought out
an old treasured story
my former student, nicole
who i taught for grades k-2
(in a school where we were known by our first names)
a story about me sharing stories
made me cry happy tears to read
how much she enjoyed the stories
what ginormous heaps of praise
from a fellow roald dahl fan.
happy roald dahl story day!!
“words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.”
-albus dumbledore (j.k. rowling, harry potter series)
as seen on the lawn of the detroit institute of arts this morning
“there is no instinct like that of the heart.”
miss kennedy you are invited to my birthday party.
she worked very hard on this
for such a long time
what an effort this took to create
how to spell each word
letter by letter
putting it in an envelope
giving it to me to open and read
big smiles on both sides.
i don’t know that it’s even her birthday.
“effort only fully releases its reward
after a person refuses to quit.”