Catching up on some snail mail from the end of August.
Annie's lovely envelopes from calendars and children's books always make me smile.
From another Annie (Freezeframe), this wonderful
postcard featuring an old library card!
How many times did I read Little Women when I was a kid?
From Melody in Singapore,
my bookish partner in crime.
I have followed Steve McCurry's blog for several years.
His photographs are always inspiring and topically themed.
Recent themes: Wanderlust, The Power of Solitude,
The Art of Conversation, Courage, Friendship, etc.
To conclude August, the theme was The Power of Play,
and his images (as always) are powerful.
|Steve McCurry's Blog|
He includes appropriate quotes, and when I saw one by Diane Ackerman,
one of my favorite authors--I especially love her nature essays--
I decided to include it here:
"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning."
One way I play is with needle and thread.
Ugh, the color in these two.
I play in other ways as well, sometimes physically active like with yoga or walking or gardening, and sometimes in less active, messy ways--like making paper or playing with paints. Is reading play? It is certainly entertaining and often educational. Play can be challenging or soothing or both. :)
What are your favorite ways to play? What childhood play do you miss?