Haiku 13 — April 13, 2017

I used to dread Texas summers but I’ve been here long enough now (nearly half my life?!?!) that I welcome them. The heat. The water. The freedom.

Haiku 13

From the ground: water!
Like magic, this bright surprise
makes everyone shriek

Haiku 12 — April 12, 2017

Tonight we begin our two-weeks of time with Joy, a Nigerian teenager visiting the University of Texas for a leadership conference. This is her first time to leave her home country, and we could not be more flattered or excited to be her hosts. Other than her supreme skepticism of our dog, we’ve gotten off to a truly sweet start.

Haiku 12

A friendship made fast
Harry Potter and hot tea
Why is peace so hard?

Haiku 11 – April 11, 2017

Haiku 11

Spring rain fills us up
(Didn’t know we were empty)
Let it last and last

Haiku 10 — April 10, 2017

Here’s a lovely and painful video on how society can act as the antithesis of creativity and what a bloody loss that is and how children — children — are hard-wired to use and fully appreciate the imagination. And how that imagination is, well, life blood.

Haiku 10

You ask, what’s the point?
Beating hearts and breathing trees
provide the answer

Haiku 9 — April 9, 2017

Senior prom. How can they be so elegant and so hilarious at the same time?

Haiku 9

These women were girls
who stepped up into themselves
and everything changed