Life Outside of Words – The Practical Dilettante
This is no time for words, except the murmurs of possibility, speculations on the nature of reality, and plans for the morrow, which shows every likelihood of being as juicy and vibrant as today. Sigh. In the words of the immortal Calvin and Hobbes, “I love summer. The days are just packed.”
What Children Want vs What Children Need – Project-Based Homeschooling: Camp Creek Blog
We all start from a place of want. If we’re allowed to pursue our interests — if we’re supported and encouraged — we will quickly get to a place of need. We can hardly go a few steps down the trail before we meet up with the need for knowledge, the need to acquire or hone a skill. We *need* to challenge ourselves in order to do the things we really *want* to do. That’s where learning happens.
Being Present – The Hippie Housewife
“I’m frustrated because…”
How different from my usual response. “Nothing,” that’s all I ever say, all I can ever bring myself to say. The real answer is screaming in my head but my tongue refuses to give it life. Give me a pen or a keyboard and I’ll show you my soul, but ask me to say it aloud and the words simply won’t come out. I don’t remember a time when it was any different. Always me, words in my head, throat closed, tongue still, thoughts unspoken.
But oh, in that moment, when thoughts became spoken words, what freedom. Once it was said, once my frustration over the disparity between my desire and my reality was acknowledged, I was able to move past it. I stepped back into the present and simply accepted it, saw it, enjoyed it for what it was.