Happiness is a butterfly
Try to catch it like every night
It escapes from my hands into moonlight
Every day is a lullaby
I hum it on the phone like every night
And sing it for my babies on the tour life
If he's a serial killer, then what's the worst
That could happen to a girl who's already hurt?
I'm already hurt
If he's as bad as they say, then I guess I'm cursed
Looking into his eyes, I think he's already hurt
He's already hurt
This past weekend my son and I saw a show, Percy Jackson, on Broadway with some of his friends from school.
We arrived and were standing outside the stage door chatting with one of the moms when a dark-haired guy exited the stage door, walked past us and down the sidewalk.
The mom leaned over to me, “Oh my gosh. I think that was the guy who plays Percy.”
We watched as he nonchalantly walked by the ENORMOUS line of ticket holders, all lined up to see HIS show, completely undetected.
Think about that. In a little more than 2 hours, after witnessing his genius on stage, every.single.one of those people would FREAK OUT if he passed them on the street.
But they didn’t know about his greatness yet. They hadn’t seen it. So he walked by just like any other guy with brown, floppy curls and sneakers.
Let me say that again:
They didn’t know about his greatness yet.
It’s not that it wasn’t there. It’s not that he didn’t have it within him. It’s not that he was undeserving of their adoration... They just didn’t know about it yet.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I struggle with the greatness within me and whether or not it’s going unnoticed. This struggle shows up differently for each of us, but if you’ve ever felt it... think about Percy Jackson.
Think about the headliner of a Broadway musical disappearing into a crowd. Greatness is always walking among us and we don’t know it. And greatness is always within us... it’s only a matter of time until the rest of the world knows about it.
My son and I were still working our way to the back of the line when Percy Jackson re-emerged (this time with a bag of chinese take out) and passed us again, this time I caught his eye. “Hey Percy Jackson!” I said. He smiled a big Broadway smile and waved at my son and I.
And in his eyes I saw it, “Just you wait...” he was thinking.
STURMFREI - Joel Thottan (@iammojojojoe)
The freedom of being alone and being able to do what you want.
i’ve had the weirdest ways of dealing with things.
i don’t cry into my pillow anymore,
nor do i fight the rickshaw driver for extra change.
i don’t throw things around in a frenzy,
and i definitely won’t yell at my maid.
instead, i take the day off,
shut the door,
disconnect the Wi-Fi,
grab a book,
pour some tea,
write a story,
or maybe, just go to sleep.
for you’ll understand when i tell you
i’ve had the weirdest ways of dealing with things.
but you just won’t get
how it’s when i’m alone that i’ve felt the happiest.
8 hours ago
I find value in thinking in stories.
Aren’t we all woven through with stories?
Isn’t that how we think of our lives, how we survive them? Now, when someone hurts me,
I remember that they are only living the terms
of their own fictions, sometimes desperately
so their selves don’t unravel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- lines that got me,
from ‘Woven’ by Lidia Yuknavitch ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🎤"All the shines of 1000 spotlights🌠,
All the stars we steal from the night sky 🌌will never be enough,
Towers of gold are still too little⚡,
These hands 🤲could hold the world🌎 but it'll never be enough, for me."
-The Greatest Showman🎪
7 minutes ago
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
The Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia is considered to be the most polluted River in the World.
With approximately 27 Million people living in the basin it's the most important source of water for many.
The Textile Industry is one of the biggest reasons for the pollution. Almost 3000 factories rely on the River for supply and disposal of waste water. Decades of neglect and mismanagement have turned the waterway into a toxic swamp with Majalaya and Cimahi (both near Bandung) being the most affected areas.
There are some new regulations with attached fines. But only when they get caught. Bribery is also still a big problem.
Another big source of pollution is plastic and household waste which follows the growing urbanisation.
The government is showing effort to clean the river but its mostly about using excavators to pull the plastic and dirty soil out of the river and put it to the side.
During this stage there are almost no fish left alive in the river except for the contaminated banjo catfish. Yet you see a lot of people fishing. The level of toxins like mercury, led, cadmium etc in the water is significantly higher than normal. Many people who use the water for shower or baths getting rashes.
Farmers which settled around the river use it for irrigation so the crops are contaminated as well.
8 minutes ago
🌟 And Here is Our Vol 5...Peppa Pig Adventure 😍 Enjoy!! 🌟
Buku ini direkomendasikan untuk anak 2 tahun keatas yang sangat Di sarankan untuk sering bermain Pretend Play. Pada masa ini, anak-anak dalam tahap pengembangan imajinasi 💡dan mempunyai kebutuhan emosi yang cukup tinggi dan perlu diisi secara positif.
Bercerita tentang kehidupan anak babi perempuan bernama Peppa bersama adiknya, George, dan kedua ortunya, Daddy Pig dan Mommy Pig. Mereka pun hidup rukun dengan teman-temannya sesama binatang.(Candy Cat, Suzy Sheep dan Rebecca Rabit)
Keluarga Peppa Pig adalah keluarga yang senang berpetualang, terkadang mereka juga melakukan kesalahan dan kenakalan kecil layaknya anak2, mereka senang kadang juga sedih apabila sedang ada masalah. Namun pada setiap akhir cerita, mereka bisa memecahkan masalah mereka. Tidak ada adegan kekerasan. Semua menyenangkan dan saling menghormati.
Melalui “Pretend Play” kita dapat memberikan banyak input / stimulasi ke area emosi anak yang membuat anak merasa menjadi seseorang yang dihargai dan bisa memerankan suatu peran. .
Dan melalui buku ini, sang anak dengan orang tua/teman/kakak-adiknya bisa berinteraksi & belajar bersama dengan cara yang menyenangkan. 🥰
Saran saya untuk parents dalam menonton,
Meskipun beberapa film lain benar-benar diperuntukkan untuk anak-anak, namun diharapkan tetap mendampingi Anak dalam menonton film apa saja. Jangan biarkan anak sendirian terpaku melihat film tersebut tanpa bimbingan karena ada adegan yang mungkin tidak terlalu cocok untuk Anak, Jelaskan apapun yang dilihatnya, mulai dari pertanyaan apakah itu sampai mengapa dan bagaimana (5W,1H What,Where,When,Who,Why dan How). Karena bagaimanapun lebih baik anak mendengarkan penjelasan dari orang tua, daripada orang lain 🤗
#baby #toddler #kids
9 minutes ago
Molly Bradford awakens on the day of the hunt to the sounds of her son coughing with the croup and has to decide if she should cancel the hunt. She calls her story “The Push and the Pull - or - Spilling Milk.”
9 minutes ago
Sebuah keisengan menjelang makan siang.
Kali ini kucoba membuat galeri foto cerita. Abaikan foto-fotonya yang dipinjam dari mana-mana.
Nanti kalau sudah lebih serius, harus menyiapkan dari konsep, pemotretan, kurasi foto, sampai narasinya.
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