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Warning ~ I Shall Wear Purple September 12, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, People, Poetry, Word Play.
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Warning – When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people’s gardens
and learn to spit.


You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

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Changing Education Paradigms September 12, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Nature, People.
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The world is changing . . . so must we.  Check out this video about some of the issues with schools.

Human beings are more than FWU’s ~ Fungible Work Units.  The factory style approach to elementary and secondary education is failing.

Our increased focus on standardized testing (and learning) is stifling our innate intellectual creativity and curiosity.

It’s time for a change . . . a paradigm shift.

Pause, Reflect, Enjoy, Explore, Dream, Discover, Create, Consider, and Never Stop Asking . . .

What else could I do with this paperclip?

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Thanks to Creating Reciprocity for re-introducing me to RSAnimate yesterday in her post, Interesting Discoveries About The Brain

Watching the video on Mirror Neurons in her post caused me to stop, look, and listen to 6 or 7 other RSAnimate Videos, including this one. Enjoy!

No rules.  Just write!

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