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It’s Easter weekend here, and as home of all things eggs, bunnies, and tulips…it’s the place to be. Did you know that “Paas” (the egg-dye brand) is the Dutch word for Easter? We walked by a bakery today that had amazing easter breads in the window, baked and glazed to look like little lambs and chickens. This made tears spring to my eyes because it made me miss my family at Easter time! But I blinked them back because the Dutch do not cry in the street.
There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, has died. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others.
"We laughed together. It’s so lovely laughing with a man. It feels positive. Relaxed…”
― James Lusarde
Happy National Poetry Month from this first grader:
We did the soft wind.
We danst slowly. We swrld aroned.
We danst soft.
We lisin to the mozik.
We danst to the mozik.
We made personal space.
She looked up and across the barn, and her lips came together and smiled mysteriously.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
Friday Final Lines | Every Friday, we offer the closing lines of a Penguin Classic to finish up the workweek.
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