standing by what could be the longest word in the universe.
‘this universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables
which are not those of one’s mother tongue.’
-tahar ben jelloun
sonder – n.
the realization that each random passerby
is living a life
as vivid and complex as your own.
THE DICTIONARY OF OBSCURE SORROWS – John Koenig
kerrytown, ann arbor, mi, usa – march 2019
glad i could share
this special experience
with my daughters
and michelle obama
as she told stories
and answered questions
inspiring so many
with her powerful words.
“our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
i’m hearing an awful lot of this lately.
can you use it in a sentence?
image credit: ruby lane
when reading this article about literacy
i was saddened by it
yet i was struck by an typo
not meant to be ironic
that perhaps unknowingly proved the point.
“literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
― kofi annan
“if you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.”
in honor of national library week
credits: painting by gary-nikolai angleov, bookstock.mi.org