Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nursery Songs & Poems...

小小萤火虫,飞到西飞到东,这边亮,那边亮,好像许多小灯笼...(Little Fireflies)Since he was a babe, we've been playing Chinese nursery songs to Val so he's pretty good with them. It makes me so happy to hear him sing with Grandma - and even funnier, when he makes up lyrics along the way. He mashes up lyrics to form his own songs which are so entertaining. I have caught some on video, but never have had time to scribble them

Monday, August 23, 2010

How would you like to die?

Last Friday I was at the Church of the Holy Spirit for the second time of my life. The first was several years ago at J & G's wedding; this time was for a funeral mass for another friend, also by the initial J. Attending the mass got me thinking of so many issues and made me reflect a lot on dying (once again). I looked on in envy seeing the number of people who attended J's funeral. Instead of

Monday, August 16, 2010

the sound of small feet

pitter patter......pitter patter......*giggle*OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhh..... These are the sounds that I hear when I am cloistered in the study room working away or studying during the day. Val doesn't know I'm at home - yes, I'm pretty much a fugitive in my own home - because if he did, i wouldn't be allowed to do my work or to study. And so, it's always a well-coordinated scheme