It's Memorial Day
I'm hoping mine looks a bit like the above. Still, Memorial Day is for honoring those lost in service, and is cause for reflection. And of course, your artist is reflecting. Thinking about wars and soldiers past, wars and soldiers present, the state of our country, the state of our world, the state of Palm Springs. And in the background the children's voices. And Zorcon, in his little rodent bliss.
And from these sights and sounds and thoughts a little theme, a leitmotif, arises.
We can teach them to teach themselves.
Help them develop a love of learning, of making.
Do I suggest the answer to the world's problems is education? You bet.
My challenge to you--
Teach a kidling how to find something on the internet. To use a library.
To put something together by following instructions, to follow a simple recipe.
Make marshmallow treats. Build a lego toy from instructions.
Explain what a television commercial is.
Teach them to ask questions.
(If you don't have a kidling of your own, possibly you could borrow your sister's, or your friend's.)
And, have some fun.
Wishing you a good Memorial Day.