I’m having lots of fun with the camp kids. S. taught us a type of meditation that focuses on breathing earlier. Then I taught them how to solder. I understand now why people choose to be teachers of children as a career. I’d like to elaborate but lack the words. We’re going on a nature walk to talk about design tomorrow. We’ve acquired three more kids whose parents work in the building. They’re older (14, 15, 17) and have been a delightful addition to the group. They ask answerable questions, for starters. 😂 (I don’t know how much the sky weighs, but love the question.)
I taught in the Army and while earning my Ph.D. I enjoy it, (but I get nervous.) S. has been great about keeping things flowing. (When someone asks a question, I usually lose my place.) One of the kids is super energetic. His mom said he gets in trouble at school. The camp is movement friendly. I think better when I walk around and imagine others may too. I don’t want the child wasting his concentration on remaining still when there are better things on which to focus. Sitting still is bad for our bodies, anyway.
I’m missing my drums even though I packed a practice pad. It’s not as fun. I’ve been spending more time with a guitar (that isn’t set up.) My fingertips object after about an hour, but I composed a melody. The inclination to tip the guitar up under my chin when I get to a hard part always cracks me up. (I have a less painful acoustic at home with a strap that helps prevent this.) I brought my 25 key midi keyboard, too. It works great with my iPad Pro. I’m going to play around with it this weekend. It’ll be my first time using GarageBand in ages.
I’m holding my breath regarding recent developments in affordable health care. I brought my emergency protest kit just in case. Hugs to everyone who is doing the same. Don’t lose hope. Remember, together, we’re America. We, the people, hold the real power in our unity. The vast majority of Americans support life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for *all* Americans. The opposition is trying desperately to hide their crimes. They’re not a force, they’re an embarrassment to humanity. The victory is ours, we just have to collect it. Stay peaceful. 💜