Simple Joy Saturday #42

Simple Joy Saturday #42

On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. I have laughed out loud at this poem so many times this week.

Introduction to Poetry

By Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

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Simple Joy Saturday #41

Simple Joy Saturday #41

On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. Learning more about the Piedmont Renewal Network (and being their official photographer for a few hours).

Although I knew a little about this startup nonprofit that prepares students for college and provides tuition assistance, I did not realize the awesome impact they have in Winston-Salem.

 

 

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Simple Joy Saturday #40

Simple Joy Saturday #40

On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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Oh, Man…I have become so inconsistent with these posts…

August 11-17, 2018

1. After a 13 month hiatus, The Oatmeal Artist re-entered the blogging world.

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Simple Joy Saturday #39

Simple Joy Saturday #39

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. A change of pace

Work is more fun when you are at a Disney resort.

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Simple Joy Saturday #38

Simple Joy Saturday #38

On Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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Maybe I should quit claiming that I share my simple joys every week.

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July 14 – 20

1. Walking

Walking with friends at the outdoor mall.  Walking with Mom in Old Salem.  Walking with an audiobook around the neighborhood.  I just love the sunshine and movement!

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Simple Joy Saturday #37

Simple Joy Saturday #37

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. Village Juice Company and the friends who love it as much as I do

2. The Chronicles of Narnia

Who would have thought that I would get to read children’s fiction in grad school?!  Here’s one of my new favorite quotes from The Magician’s Nephew:

“‘But do not be cast down,’ said Aslan, still speaking to the Beasts.  ‘Evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and I will see to it that the worst falls upon myself.”

3.  Goggles and a new swimsuit

This week I learned that the right equipment can make all the difference.

Simple Joy Saturday #36

Simple Joy Saturday #36

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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June 16-22, 2018

1. Settling into my new apartment.

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