Sunday, November 28, 2010

It is because they are angels :)

I find this magical and wonderful:

Scientists do not understand how bees can fly, given the size of their wings.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


IT'S SNOWING! Real big fat downy flakes, and they're staying on the ground!
I love the first snow of winter with all the possibilities of snow angels and snowmen, and skating, and drinking hot chocolate cupped in cold hands with steam defrosting your eyelashes.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I had a dream that I was teaching kindergarden and I had a little Einstein and a little Charlie Chaplin in my class. And although they were little kids and not simply mini versions of themselves Einstein still had his floofy hair, and Charlie Chaplin still had his little moustache.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hoes before Bros

Uterus-es before duder-oses
Ovaries before boy-varies


Saturday, November 13, 2010

I heart Wittgenstein

114. "The general form of propositions is: 'This is how things are.'-That is the kind of proposition that one repeats to oneself countless times. One thinks that one is tracing the outline of the thing's nature over and over again, and one is merely tracing round the frame through which we look at it."

115. "A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably"

-Philosophical Investigations

Monday, November 8, 2010

Spoons are pretty cool, manners get you far, and you'd be amazed at the applications for Elmer's glue.

This is one of many letters that Helen Jane is writing to her unborn baby and posting on her website. First of all, I love the idea of writing letters for your little baby to read when she's older. My own Mum has lost a lot of her memory and ability to speak or write, so I know that these snippets can be so precious when the unexpected strikes. Secondly, I just love this advice:

A Novitiate can be defined as either the time or state of being a novice or a house where novices are trained.
Novices are new to the subject.

Welcome to your Novitiate.
(That’s our house.)
You will arrive a novice human, brand new to our species.

Who knows what experience you’ll bring to the game?
Past lives or old soul?
Brand new or wide open?

We’re thrilled to have you.
Your Papa and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve learned about being a human.
Spoons are pretty cool.
Manners get you far.
And you’d be amazed at the applications for Elmer’s glue.

There are two great things about you being you in this Novitiate.
You can either take that information we share with you and run with it, or
you can reject that information and find your own human truths.

But try to wait until you’re a teenager to reject that information.
We need to feel sage for at least a few years.