day two of our return to school
we all find comfort in our own way
a donkey, a pillow, a bus, a dragon
each makes all the difference to someone.
“cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.”
bunny stops by the yard for a quick breakfast
kitty sees bunny and considers breakfast
bunny sees kitty and keeps eating
kitty sees bunny seeing kitty
one inside, one outside
only a screen between them
each is safe
but what goes on in their heads?
“it is easy to be brave from a safe distance. “
maintain a distance of at least one alligator between each other.
Officials all over the country can’t stop emphasizing the importance of practicing social distancing to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now leaders in Leon County, Florida, are giving people an interesting visual to help them maintain the proper distance from others.
“This is a reminder that during COVID 19, please remember to keep at least 1 large alligator between you and everyone else at all times,” Leon County said on Facebook.
To slow the spread, officials are enforcing stay-at-home orders and urging citizens to practice social distancing, by standing 6 feet apart.
“i’m also fascinated by the difference between terror and fear.
fear says, “do not actually put your hand in the alligator,”
while terror says, “avoid florida entirely because alligators exist.”
credits: CNN, Alaa Elassar
Boars🐗, frogs🐸, naga🐲, lions🦁and tigers🐯 and elephants🐘, oh my!
During the BBC’s coverage of the ongoing cave rescue operation in Thailand, they came across this adorable cartoon by Bangkok-based illustrators Sisidea, which caught their attention after it was shared on Facebook by the Thai Navy Seal team.
This is what Aruni Aunhawarakorn and Jantima Manasviyoungkul (the people who drew the picture) had to say: “We are so, so happy at the news and our cartoon shows our appreciation from the Thai people – to everyone around the world who have been involved in the search as well as those [unsung heroes] who haven’t been mentioned.”
“from caring comes courage.”
credits: bbc news, thai navy seal team, sisidea
fun fact: most cats fit into baby shirts sized 0-3 months.
‘i work best when there’s a safety trampoline of kindness.’
credits: red tart art/imgur.com
i woke up in the middle of the night
to loud screaming
glen frey the cat not the rocker
who was downstairs
in my living room
but like a rocker
being attacked by something
expecting to find him
in a death match
massive rabid opossum
as i got closer
i saw who he was
was his own shadow.
running and running and running
in a circle
he was terrified
running for his own survival
i shut off the lights
called his name
talked to him
after a while
he calmed down
he laid down
i thought about
the many things
that he might have
had to endure
before he was rescued
that it all felt very real to him
as if those things were happening to him all over again
he was home
he was safe once more.
cast by that which we do not see.”
– martin luther king, jr.
credits: universal pictures, google images
traveling with my co-workers
to meet fellow educators
i was faced with a snap decision.
with one of us busy on her phone
working to get transportation from the airport
and the other already at the bottom
i suddenly realized i was left carrying two rolling bags.
while standing at the top of the moving stairs
and people piling up behind me.
i quickly did the math
and decided that:
me – one human
they – two rolling bags
would probably not all
safely make it down at the same time.
so instead of a minus one situation
at the end of the equation
i heaved my companion’s bag
right onto the escalator
all on it’s own
let it just gently bounce and roll down
figured it could take care of itself
alerted them to look out for it at the bottom
though when they looked up
they were too busy laughing
to realize the gravity of the situation
it all ended well.
humans and bags both
none the worse for wear.
survival instinct kicked in
at just the right moment.
and that is why we are teachers.
we are always learning.
i feel that i might be good in a landslide situation.
or a kindergarten classroom.
“let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.”
they would like
to send out
into the world
on a piece of paper.
one said this:
she understands important things.
the liberties of none are safe
unless the liberties of all are protected.
– william o. douglas
credits: 1920s AMELIARANNE Bedtime Goodnight, susan b. pearce