Tomorrow school ends for these yahoos.
Did I just say “yahoos”? Huh. I’ve never said that before. And some of the kids pictured above haven’t even been in school to begin with.
Nevertheless, school is in fact ending. And that means . . . well . . . whatever it means. We will just wait and see I suppose. Every year at the end of May and again at the end of August we get wrenched right out of our routines and our “accustomed to”s and must feel our way into a new familiar.
In the meantime I’m going to post these pictures of Hans’ gifts.
I kept putting off sharing them here because I wanted to write my feelings about them in just the right way, but since I’m rarely finding time to write anything at all (even in the WRONG way), I will just add them here and say that lately it occurs to me that occasionally (or maybe always) the beautiful things people create extend beyond the talent of the craft to something more like . . . inward spiritual gifts and wisdom finding an expression in a physical object. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I’ve been wondering about it lately and finding bits of certainty and truth in the idea as it slowly expands to make sense to me. Sometimes I think the beauty, light, and understanding in people can’t simply be contained in thoughts and words and expressions and acts. It needs to manifest itself in a tangible beauty as well. Which is partly why I think things can be incredibly significant, and why I can feel so emotional about the stories and insights tied to these two gifts.
(And of course I needed a picture of all four of my “Jill quilts” once Hansie got his.)