Here are just a few of the goblins who came to our door tonight. I was so impressed by how polite and fun these kids were. Nice job, parents!
Dan asked the boy on the right, in the photo above, what he was. "A box!" he said.
2 days ago
"Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing."Although I'm not necessarily speaking of poetry such as poured from the pens of Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, e.e. Cummings or Emily Dickinson, the fact is that I do love to write. I have gone through periods in life when I wrote and read poetry with passion. I've also enjoyed forays into writing prose - magazine articles, essays and devotional thoughts. Recently, I've been neglecting my writing. I know that I am most successful at and fulfilled by writing when I am being challenged through a class or a group. In retirement I want to rekindle that ember through enrolling in some continuing ed classes or participating in a writers' group. Dan, also, loves to write, so with a common pursuit I see us being great sources of inspiration and encouragement to one another.
“What I am trying to say is one still has to fill one’s days with a balanced fare -- enjoyable and dutiful ; fluffy and solid; physical and cerebral. What I call the three Ps: Poetry, Purpose and Play. And, not to forget -- Passion!”Will I be able to live those three (or is it four) Ps? I think so, but that’s probably something easy to say pre-retirement and difficult to live in retirement. So, I’m sitting down with pen and paper (those of you who know me will realize that I really mean keyboard and monitor) and coming up with ideas for fulfilling the Ps in my life, in retirement. In the next few days I hope to share my thoughts. And, I'd love to hear yours!