“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—Neil Gaiman (original post here)
“Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.”—David Levithan, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (via creatingaquietmind)
“The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.”—May Sarton (Unitarian Universalist, poet, novelist, essayist)
Just finished a week in New York with The Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project. By the way, there was a hurricane, and I couldn’t help but to think what our country would be like without aid and social services to help those that are displaced from their homes.
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll go home to California, so I can VOTE on Tuesday.
Here’s a great article by Chris Lehman, a staff developer at Teacher’s College outlining some very important ideas to think about as you cast your ballot.