Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Now to the weekend. .I think this rainbow,( and there is a double rainbow if you look closely) appeared Thursday morning. That should be a positive sign! Friday was the kickoff day for Ft. Bayard Days. We are supportive of the Historical Group that runs the museum there and were assisting them with photography of the two day event. Saturday brought with it busloads of school children with mostly 4th graders from 34 different schools. That is a lot of 4th graders! They started the day with a flag ceremony and then were off to different stations manned(or womanned) by costumed experts in different areas of what life used to be like at the historic Ft. Bayard. Saturday was the day for the general public and ended in the evening with a military ball.
There were many other things going on around and about Silver City. We made a quick trip back into town to catch the parade mid day on Saturday. They use a lot of big paper mache puppets in the parades here and I knew there had been a workshop for making new ones. We weren't disappointed! The puppets and costumes were exceptional. Such fun the parades in Silver City are.
Other delights of the weekend were the sighting of three fawns with spots still showing. I wasn't sure when the birthing time for the deer population was here, but I think it must be now!
It's Sunday night and we have been to the gallery where we have shown our photography for the summer and loaded it all in the back of the Mountaineer and getting ready for the show we are doing next weekend. Next week is going to be a busy week. And it feels great to be able to keep up with busy days and weeks without it wiping me out!
Gratitude for new energy and enthusiasm . And beautiful fall weather. And for family and friends. And for finally figuring out how to make the vacuum cleaner pick up kitty hair off the carpet. Blessings abound !
Love and hugs to all,
PS Sorry about the clutter of all of the extra photos but so many of these happenings in Silver City are hard to explain and "You just kind of have to be there"! Thought they might help.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
And that leads me to the movie "The Help". I had read the book and knew I had to see the movie. Good movie,great acting and a jolt for those of us who went through the era of integration. The movie made you laugh and made you cry. But more than anything it made you think. Or say, did I really think that way? Most of us not to the extreme shown in the movie. But most of us grew up with a certain amount of prejudice. Around and about us, if not in us. I was in highschool when our schools were integrated. It improved our chorus and our football team. And we made an effort to be sure that one of the black students were put on the student council. The chorus director asked the black student if they objected to our annual minstrel show, which was done in blackface and with many "black" jokes. They said they didn't object but then they didn't come or participate. Had she really thought they would? But it was cancelled the next year. I remember our very thoughtful and peaceful highschool integration as a fascinating, rather beautiful thing. But I can't remember ever having a conversation with a black student or inviting them to my house or to sit with me at lunch. So I have to admit prejudice was within me. Not hate. Not intentional. But prejudice was there. I grew up with it. I think "The Help" does remind us of where we've been. And in some cases how far we have to go.
I am feeling well. Impatient for the open wound healing to be finished but grateful that it is going well. And continue to realize how fortunate I am for early detection and good doctors. And for Tom's continuing care and caring and for all of my friends and family who are always there for me. Life is good and someday will also be normal!
Love and hugs to all.