Friday, October 28, 2011

Being slow

I'm feeling a little out of sync at the moment. I'm looking forward to the weekend and some slowness. I want to be quiet and thoughtful for a while. I always have a dozen inspirations in my mind at one time - little projects I want to execute, interesting topics I want to toss around in my mind, improvements I want to make. It's all been building up and I'm getting itchy. You know me, I always need a creative project, and it's been some time since I tackled one. I need to hide away for a while so that I can stop accumulating inspirations and instead, start analysing and filtering them and get to work on realising the worthwhile ones.

In other news, one of my colleagues had a birthday which we celebrated in the office with a spread of food (including homemade muffins and a birthday cake, of course). She let me have this huge leaf from the bouquet of flowers we bought for her and I brought it home to show Ryan, mainly because of its size and the two (natural) holes in the centre.

When I showed it to Ryan, Ryan said, "nice green leaf". He was referring to the part of the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar where, after suffering a stomachache from eating lots of junk food, "The caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf, and after that he felt much better." The "nice green leaf" in the story is full of holes from where the caterpillar ate through it, like this leaf.

Here's hoping you have a nice quiet weekend too.

By the way, my review on the book, The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss is up at our Learning at Home section!


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