Posted on May 29, 2012
Hands calm us, feed us, and scratch our backs. They intimidate, bless, encourage, and stop us. They soothe and caress.
They draw our attention to the good and the bad, often suggesting exuberance or fear.
“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.”
“Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face and then reach for the stars.”
“Our hands often reveal what we really think but do not say.
They can show a range of feelings and emotions from confusion and frustration
to joy, understanding, love, and compassion.”
Posted on May 28, 2012
Just a minute, Wilbur.
[she climbs up and wraps the fly]
Charlotte: He’ll make a perfect breakfast for me.
Wilbur: [shuddering] Ooooh. You mean you eat flies?
Charlotte: Why, certainly. I eat anything that gets caught in my web. I have to live, don’t I?
Wilbur: [nervously] Why, yes, of course. Do they taste good?
Charlotte: Course, I don’t really *eat* them, I drink their blood. I love blood.
Wilbur: [gasps] Oh, please don’t say things like that.
Charlotte: Why not? It’s true.
Wilbur: But it’s *cruel*.
Charlotte: Well, you can’t talk. You have your meals brought to you in a pail. Nobody feeds me. I live by my wits.
Wilbur: It just seems an odd sort of diet.
Charlotte: Do you realize that if I didn’t eat them, bugs would get so numerous, they’d destroy the earth? Spiders are really very useful creatures.
Posted on May 27, 2012
Posted on May 25, 2012
Andy sends greetings from Hawaii
He has climbed Diamondhead
explored some beaches
and has eaten lots of sushi
and that’s all that I have learned through
a few short text messages and photos
I’m hoping that he gives us a call soon
as I’m anxious to hear more details!
while Andy is slumming it in paradise
my oldest son, Eric will be leaving for Europe on Sunday
it will be strange to have my kids on opposite sides of the world!
back home, we are getting ready to enjoy a nice, long
Memorial Day weekend
time to remember those who fought for our country
the unofficial start of summer
Posted on May 24, 2012