Tag: Childhood

sleeping with walls

sleeping with walls

poem, Poetry
sleeping without walls the fields that year taught the art of sleeping outside, sleeping without walls, watching the stars and moon, our dreams spun from sunsets and morning dew ~ we slept in bedrolls configured from old white sheets and the khaki wool blankets my uncles took to war, i wondered about my uncles as i did about many people, many things and that summer held varied delights, climbing trees, eating cherries without washing them . . . oh! ~ and there were blueberry bushes and fig trees and i lined the path to the food hut with odd sunday stones i said my own prayers while the big girls were at Mass and marveled at my middle-aged mother’s plump knees i marked her spirit for wearing bermudas, for joining children’s games, sitting ’round fires, making ‘smores
Spending Sabbath with Le Ballon Rouge

Spending Sabbath with Le Ballon Rouge

spiritual practice, Spirituality
I don't know what made me think of it, but suddenly the very old movie Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) popped into my head today. I saw this movie when I was a child. I think they played it once a year or so on television and I found it to be enchanting. It was a movie that grabbed my heart. If you know this movie, fab! If not, it is a simple and sweet movie about a boy and his sentient balloon. It was published in 1956. I began thinking about it and wondering if there was a clip on YouTube that would be appropriate for a Sabbath pause. Well, the whole movie was there! I paused for 30 minutes to watch (35 minutes actually). The movie still makes me smile in delight as the ballon rouge teases and delights the young boy in the movie and by extension, the audience. It's hilarious how peopl...

March 29: Effervescence

A River of Stones, aros, Haiku, Poetry, Post-a-Day
pop rocks and children sizzling, sparkling, and popping giggles and laughter On this day in 1885, Coca-Cola was invented. Reflect on effervescence. Please add your link in the comments or paste your submission into the comments. Be a good neighbor and visit and comment on other folk’s works! Please tag your work “MarchChallenge” P.S. A compilation of all links can be found here. Today’s Postings: Cloaked Monk Renee Mike Patrick Viv in France Becca Givens The Rum Maker Sharmishtha Basu Lady Nimue Luna Witch Light Verse Verse in a Nutshell Haiku Love Songs Jingle