Big predictions for a dump of the white stuff. Back from the back and forth in the Pool of Dilemmas. I was wishing for a semi empty pool...no crowded lanes..no pressure and it was as I hoped. The older ladies were in the hotter therapy pool, hopping and lifting weights, jumping and following the directions of a chipper chippy with a white baseball cap and a positive, happy manner.
30 days hath September,
April, June and November,
All the rest have 31,
Excepting February alone.
Which only has but 28 days clear
And 29 in each leap year
Ordered a bunch of used books from Alibris written by the talented and interesting husband and wife team, Peter and Iona Opie--experts in children's literature, poetry, nursery rhymes etc. So, I got a range of old books from a dictionery of superstitions, nursery rhymes, classic fairy tales and the Oxford book of Narrative Verses (and none of these books were more than $3. a pop). I love the Opies and have collected their books over the course of my life--and love their view..the historical, the contextural and the collections of text they hand off gently to the reader. I was looking at one last night in prep for the possible children's book we may be doing at Hartford. It was nice to dig into this stuff. It's very happy and fun...though surprisingly, there is more dark stuff and/or more sexually based stuff out there. I am also going to surface some of the fairy tale books, Robin McKinley books and greek mythology as well (Pandora could be an option)--
Oh, Mary Mack Mack Mack
all dressed in black black black
with silver buttons buttons buttons
all down her back back back
She asked her mother mother mother
for fifty cents cents cents
to see an elephant elephant elephant
jump over the fence fence fence
He jumped so high high high
he reached the sky sky sky
and didn't come back back back
til the fourth of July
So, per my Mentor, I have tabled MM for a bit...to see what we could see.
More later--my silver buttons need to be fastened, and an artist statement crafted.