What You Missed…

“What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade”

by Brad Aaron Modlin

— reblogged from Words for the Year (one of my very favorite blogs – heartfelt thanks to Christina for hosting such a beautiful site!).

Mrs. Nelson explained how to stand still and listen
to the wind, how to find meaning in pumping gas,

how peeling potatoes can be a form of prayer. She took questions
on how not to feel lost in the dark.

After lunch she distributed worksheets
that covered ways to remember your grandfather’s

voice. Then the […]

 

read the rest here:  “What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade” by Brad Aaron Modlin — Words for the Year

Grace and peace to you and especially to all the Mrs. Nelsons of the world.

dw

Guest Artist – Thomas Merton

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  The mind that responds to the intellectual and spiritual values that lie hidden in a poem, a painting, or a piece of music, discovers a spiritual vitality that lifts it above itself, takes it out of itself, and makes it present to itself on a level of being that it did not know it could ever achieve.

— Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island

A stand of birch trees

I remember the deep quiet of walking through the woods on a snowy gray afternoon, the birches confident they couldn’t be seen poking out between the snow falling and already fallen.

Liz’s art makes these memories come back alive for me. Liz, thank you for that gift.

The Museum

Day nineteen : A stand of birch trees stood sentinel in the dark.

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#Inktober2017 #inktober

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