We have a retake policy in our school district. I’m not a fan and this is why.
Drawing myself is the most challenging exercise thus far. It was so unsatisfying that I took breaks to doodle my dog and my husband. I don’t even resemble this self-portraits. It will take a lot more work. I also did this while camping so no mirror….and the profile? Forget about it.
Are you an upstander or a bystander?
Upstander – noun, a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.
Bystander – noun, a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.
I woke up later than I usually do and this was in my face. “I’m hungry. Feed me!”
Whenever I see a coyote in my neighborhood, I get concerned about them. So many people use their “fear” of them as an excuse to shoot them.
And I’ve been asked from friends if I am “OK” and if anyone is harassing me or threatening me (because I am Asian).
Suddenly, I identified with the coyote…just living life in the moment. Hyper-aware. Ready to fight and defend myself, but feeling fine and going about my business.
I was sitting outside with four of my 6th grade students – all girls. Tomorrow is Spring Picture Day and students don’t have to wear their uniform of red/white/blue polo shirt and tan pants. It’s a rare “Free Dress Day” for them.
“It’s Free Dress Day tomorrow!” One hollered.
“I’m not wearing a dress though, even though it’s picture day,” sighed another.
“Yeah, wearing a dress on Free Dress Day is a total waste!”
“It is absolutely irresponsible to carry a long face and walk around with misery.”
Create something today even if it sucks. Love it.
“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”Byron Katie