it’s christmas decoration time. if you aren’t a classroom teacher you may not be aware that a project like this involves many steps spread over a few days. like anything in life worth experiencing, there is a steep uphill climb at the outset followed by a few obstacles that cause frustration, and finally a rollicking glide downhill. once everyone’s in the using-white-gel-pens-to-add-snowflakes part of the journey you better believe spirits are flying high.
one kid said, “look, i’m making a blizzard!”
soon i’ll make the 500 mile drive straight up through the center of my beloved california. heading north to spend time along the forested coast.
how good it is to be alive and yearning for the natural world. water trees fog sand. amen.