(not me or my shoes, but she wore them well and they were clearly essential)
way back in march
when quarantine suddenly began
for some reason
the first things i immediately ordered were
a cherry blossom doormat and a pair of glittery shoes
(both are always good to have on hand during a pandemic)
the mat arrived quickly and is happily living outside my door
the shoes however have not yet made their way to my door
as it was determined that they are ‘non-essential’
and therefore will be delivered sometime late in june
one woman’s essential is another’s folly
all a matter of perspective.
“the first essential, of course, is to know what you want.”
image credit: MGM, The Wizard of Oz
“love your whole story even if it hasn’t been the perfect fairy tale.”
-marilyn moushigian koulouris
image credit: m.e. mcnair
no photos. please.
‘I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation,
I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.
-william albert allard
both on the same kinder playground
under the same spring sun
sitting on the same wooden bench
each sharing a complaint with the other
one says that she is so hot that she is sweating
the other says that she so cold that she is freezing
both are sincere in describing what they are feeling
each accepts what the other is saying
and listens without judgement.
“truth can be stated in a thousand different ways,
yet each one can be true.”
one of my former students
who i now work with after school
created this travel brochure
complete with her plan for ‘how to get there’
using an innovative method i hadn’t considered
but it makes perfect sense from her perspective.
“we learn by taking action and seeing whether it works or not.”
looking up above
watching a penguin chill
on a chilly day at the zoo.
“it’s useful to go out of this world
and see it from the perspective of another one.”