This week brings you healing poems, musical mayhem, solar breakthrough, and true service.
This is a fun and soulful children’s book called This Is A Poem that Heals Fish written by Jean-Pierre Simeón and translated to English by Enchanted Lion Books. This Daily Good article offers a sweet sampling of the book, illustrations and fanciful way that poetry is introduced to the reader and book’s protagonist, Authur, as he explores the question of what is poetry. It’s a fun and lively book of questions, puzzles, illustrations and opening new doors in our mind and heart. I bet it would be fun to create a children’s book, Meanwhile, my definition of poetry is creating strings of words that take flight in our hearts. Enjoy! 🙂
Ken Butler is a creative artist who likes to make instruments from found objects. You might think the point is humor, but it’s not. Ken wants us to consider the idea of finding beauty where we are by creating, playing, and sharing these whimsical musical instruments made from found objects that he calls bricolage. His hybrid instruments explore the “transformation of objects, sounds, and altered images as function and form collide in the intersections of art and music.” Ken also creates collages, displays, and musical performances with his art. Here is a sample.
This waiter embodies the essence of true service. Joe Thomas is a server at IHOP in Springfield IL. Recently, a regular customer came in with her husband. She has Parkinson’s disease and the husband needs to feed her. Joe decided to feed her so the husband could relax, eat and enjoy his meal too. Unknown to Joe, another customer photographed the action and posted the photos, and now Joe has become a media hero. Joe has responded by telling people his parents raised him to be kind and treat others fairly. Maybe Joe and his parents can train more people to be servers of kindness. Then the world will be a better place. 🙂
Tesla recently announced plans for a breakthrough in solar roofing. Their solar roof tiles are designed to completely replace regular roofing while supplying solar energy from the integrated solar panels. The real breakthrough is a solar roof that is durable and cost-competitive to ordinary roofs while producing electricity at industry leading cost. Interestingly, they are made of glass and look gorgeous. I would love to install these on my next home. How about you?
May your week be full of creativity, kindness, healing and music!