Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Friday, May 29, 2009

going in different directions

Paper crane, I will write peace on your wings
and you will fly all over the world.
-Sadako Sasaki, age 12

Do you know the story of Sadako and the thousand paper cranes? Written into book form by Eleanor Coerr, the true story she tells has inspired generations of folks to work for peace. 

This origami crane, made by Gretta, floats in my car as a reminder to breath while driving!

And today Gretta and I were driving, driving , driving to go see our good friend Jimmy graduate from high school. Not just any high school, but one for kids with language related learning disabilities. What an inspiring day it was! Kids who may have been told they would never amount to anything, could never learn, could never succeed...worked harder than their peers and proved all the naysayers wrong. These kids knocked our socks off, with their spirit, grit and passion. Bravo Jimmy!

And driving in another direction, Peter left work, met up with a buddy and set off for VT again. Only this weekend it's all fun. Fly-fishing for neophytes! With borrowed fishing gear, tomorrow Batman will go buy some TALL waders and a fishing license and he and Bill will  scout out all the "good spots" on the White River. 

Now for a light supper, a glass of wine, a lame attempt at book reading and...sleep.

What's up for your weekend?

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