Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Flames of color
bursting in brilliance
and then flickering and falling
to ashes beneath the trees
victims of time
They'll be arrayed again
My past plays out
in my mind
I want to say
I can be like a tree
I can let go of my memories and
but they are always there
God give me hope for spring
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Have you ever thought about how low expectations for teenagers are? We're expected to be ignorant, sassy, independent losers who run free doing drugs and getting drunk and stuff.
The band Reilly was at the conference and performed their song "Limited Time" at the beginning of one of the sessions. Pretty cool...By the way, I just finished Mary Poppins yesterday...it was...interesting. Actually, weird. Have any of you ever read it? Did you know there are EIGHT M.P. books? I wanted to read it because I've been reading a lot of serious books for fun lately. Halfway through All Quiet on the Western Front, I was like, man I need to read something lighter!
Well, lots of hugs. See you in blogland. : )
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
July was very busy. First, my sister and I and some others from our church (including Maria from ofteacupsandtoadstools) went up to Toronto, Canada on a service trip. We helped a church there with leading a peace-themed day camp. On our last day there we went to the Royal Ontario Museum and got to see the Dead Sea Scrolls! Very amazing.
The week after that, my sister, my mom and I drove out to see some colleges in the midwest (aaaah! college is lurking around the corner!). There was one I particularly liked, but I'm not sure how costs will work out (it was extremely $$$).
This month, as well as working on some over-the-summer school assignments,I'm taking a college art history course.
Also, thank you thank you thank you all who added me to their tags, but I don't have the time right now. :( I really love tags though, they are so much fun to read and do.
If you are an avid follower of Adela (pinkchampagnefashion) then you probably know she already started school. Well on their first day of school we - Adela, Maria, J, and me - dressed up like hippy-ish bums and had a little picnic on the local parking garage roof. Below I'm including pictures from that and the Toronto trip.
This is the building the church met in.
I love this picture - so cute!
We helped to paint the pastor's fence around his backyard. It was a lot of fun.
One of the younger childrens' classes.
I wasn't allowed to bring my camera in, but this is the museum where we saw the Dead Sea Scrolls.
We stopped by an art festival that was going on - this was our last day in Toronto and since the peace camp was over we toured - I love this artist's work, unfortunately I forgot to get his name!
There was a garbage strike going on that week...
The Eaton Center.
Hmm...Canadian trip and parking garage trip. Not sure if there's a comparison...
(And a used bookstore)