Tag Archives: spring

attention.

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when we set out on our hike 

to see what spring animals

were out there

we thought maybe

we’d see a bear

awakening from a long winter’s nap

though we most likely 

scared any creature

who happened to be in our oncoming path

or most anywhere in the vicinity

with our marching and laughing and yelling and jumping

and then

we looked closer

and at last

found an animal

passed over by many

who was not afraid of us

just waiting to to be discovered 

a single ant. 


“life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.”

-nadia boulanger

rain or shine?

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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

ants.

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it’s that time of year again

and the ants have stopped by for their annual visit.

as i now know that their newborns may outlive me at this point

i may just leave my cottage to them in my will.

“if ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?”

-marie  dressler

image credit: mentalflossmagazine