“when it’s cold you can see the song.”
the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.
credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News
what a wonderful surprise
when at my salon
in the midst of the day’s music
‘say my name’ came on
one of the stylists
began singing along
some of the staff
at least smiling if not singing
the space was filled with
song and dance and laughter
a sudden burst of happiness for no reason
the best kind
the woman cutting my hair
asked out loud
“the only thing better than singing is more singing.
image credit: john drysdale, 1978, london, england
kinder sings the praises of the grasshopper family he has created.
“how narrow is the vision
that exalts the busyness of the ant
above the singing of the grasshopper.”
(my glamour shot after returning from the salon and in full singing mode)
i love that my class
that i am not a top notch singer
they are the best audience ever
very non-judgmental and accepting
as i belt out my tunes
and try to get them on board
i often improvise my own lyrics
when i only know part of them
think of something i’d like to add
many times accidentally
creating my own key
it’s all about the gusto
and not so much the skill.
“music in the soul can be heard by the universe. “
if getting in your pajamas at 7:30
and going to the playground
and a singing stroll until dark
then we don’t want to be right.
sometimes even an elf
can have a bad day
just not feel
the same level
winter festival enthusiasm
as the others.
the more injuries you get, the smarter you get.
yes, it’s a sports injury.
no, i was not
playing in a world cup match
representing the u.s.a.
walking in the house
while singing bohemian rhapsody.
a door jumped in my way.
out of nowhere.
now my baby toe is broken.
and feels a little jacked up.
i must be a genius by now.
image credit: nationalgeographic.omc