Almost from the time she could walk, Violet has been fascinated by her shadow. Whenever the day is sunny, she will spend some time making certain that the shadow follows her every command.
There you are again, shadow.
Now, hold out your arm.
I can make you smaller if I wish.
Much as she loves the sun and shadows, Violet also loves rainy days. She is old enough to go out and play in the warm rain and stomp in the puddles. Bright colors are necessary on rainy days. So it's green and black Darth Vader outfit, pink and white Wellies and a multi-colored flowery raincoat.
She has a happy-go-lucky disposition most of the time but she takes her chores very seriously. A recent self-imposed chore is to pick up every acorn under the big oak trees at a nearby park. She picks them up one at a time and rapidly runs over and hands each one to her daddy. Fortunately she is not a hoarder and never asks what happened to all the acorns she picked up. The goal seems to be ridding the park of acorns, not collecting them.
Here's another one, Daddy. Quick! Take it so I can run and pick up another one I saw.
Today's first quote is from Russian novelist and philosopher Fyodor Dostoyevsky:
"The soul is healed by being with children."
And this from Khalil Gibran:
"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry;
The philosophy which does not laugh;
And the greatness which does not bow before children.
And for Vicki and all other grandparents, a quote from Alex Haley:
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents so.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
Our Jewish friends have just completed the holy day of Yom Kippur. We hope the Book of Life, opened on Rosh Hashanna has determined a wonderful fate for them before it sealed once again at the close of Yom Kippur.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE
THINK OF OTHERS WHO SHARE OUR PLANET, ESPECIALLY THOSE UNDER ATTACK AND SUFFERING BECAUSE OF OUR OWN "LEADER"