high window at home, in the storm.
“early impressions are like glimpses
seen through the window by night
when lightning is about.”
– e.f. benson
cold, morning rain does little but make one anxious to reach their destination, even if that is work or school. this innovative student solved the problem of hands free walking on one such campus morning in 1969. “U-M engineering student gary keck of detroit is too unconventional to raise an umbrella. he wards off the morning rain with a stylish sombrero. ole!”
“optimists are neither in denial nor naïve about challenges and difficulties in life.
they simply attend to and acknowledge the positive.”
– eric kim
credits: oldnews.aadl.org, ann arbor townies
‘i’m going to swing into magic land.’
we’d been waiting forever
for a chance to play outside in the rain together
there was a fence
branch was weak
chair was shaky
toes were tippy
b created a magic rain slide
“let’s make it soapy”
it was so slippy-flippy
there were great leaps and a great slides
a great afternoon
we got very wet
slid on the grass
crashed into stuff
got pretty muddy
laughed so hard
best of all
none of us were injured
and it was pure magic.
roald dahl would understand completely.
credits: roald dahl – george’s marvelous medicine