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‘being a barber is about taking care of the people.”
varsity barber shop, ann arbor, michigan ,usa
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
“it’s fun to peek into other people’s worlds
and see how they go about doing things.”
i loved this grassroots campaigner
and his simple old-school way to reach the people
no glitz, no glam, no sound bites
just two young volunteers helping him
a speaker playing music
food and drink handed out for free
petitions passed around and signed
face to face
good to see a real person.
“the little grassroots people can change this world.”
– kenyan politcal activist, awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her
“contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.
i really enjoyed a relaxed game night with
a group of long-time friends
a couple of grandies
a few old dogs
just like most of us there
the old dogs
have lived full lives
one is lame
one is deaf
one is blind
all have their challenges
and one thing in common
they love being with the people they love.
“old dogs can be a regal sight.
their exuberance settles over the years into a seasoned nobility,
their routines become as locked into yours
as the quietest and kindest of marriages.
image credit: pinterest.co.uk, steiff dog on wheels, brown and black mohair