I went on a travelling art tour in Clark County, Wisconsin today and it inspired many thoughts about artistry and what it takes to create and put your creativity out to the universe.
I've spent the last few days having incredible engaging conversations with a fascinating group of learners.
This spring I have been noticing seagulls everywhere. I have no idea if there is a higher frequency of the birds here in the landlocked state of Minnesota or if I've changed somehow internally and have developed a "seagull awareness."
Learning a lot today in a Mastery of Technology of Participation course. My brain is full and I'm transforming.
Does that title look familiar to you? It's the title of a song in Singing in the Rain performed by Donald O'Connor and I believe is a great place to start for putting people at ease, including myself. There are so many wonderfully amusing things going on in our world if we just take time to appreciate the hilarity. For example, have you heard this one? How do you make a tissue dance? You put a little boogie in it.
I decided on another acrostic poem today and the word I selected is "kindness." The reason being I saw a lot of kindness as I moved about my day, at work, at home, at the shops, and then the hashtag #3wordactofkindness was trending on twitter.
National Haiku Day! What a treat!
National Geographic posted an image for inspiration and, viola, today's poem.
For those who feel like they can never stop pushing, a reminder that you already have the knowledge to take you where you need to go. Give yourself space to listen.
Writing a poem about your alma mater is is a worthwhile exercise. It was good to take a walk down memory lane.
I started reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb for my digital bookclub and wow, healthy dose of perspective there. And yet, her tale, her plight, is so easy to follow, so easy for me to call forth the feelings I expect she felt. While I can never know exactly what it was like, her words help me relate. And, I think, that's a gift of humanity, to be able to relate in many different walks of life, if we make the time.
It's National Sibling Day. I was very lucky when it comes to siblings and I got four wonderful, diverse, and inspirational sisters to support me, needle me, build me up, keep me humble, and help me grow.
A silly subject-matter poem for tonight, and somewhat educational. If you've not explored the fun of gifs before...you're welcome.
We watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 last night and when (spoiler) some key characters met their untimely end, whew, tears ensued. The parting portrayed by the movie is so touching, though, that you can't be too upset at the raw emotion it draws forth. I do love a good cry.
We are experiencing an abnormally cold April thus far and it's got me thinking back to warm springs of my past. I remember the agony of watching the clock on a warm spring day before the end of the school year when the minutes pass "slower than molasses". Hint: it wasn't Mrs. Clark's reading - it was the desire to get outside!
Creative enthusiast, gregarious naturalist, opinionated activist, RYT 200. Amy Kay Czechowicz completed a poetry challenge for 2018 by posting an original poem daily to this blog and she's doing it again in 2020! You can read those and more by clicking and exploring below!