Friends shared three links with me this week that were inspiring:
16 Quotes About Writing for Children (Article on Mental Floss)
One that especially resonates right now is from Margaret Wise Brown:
“In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. Yet a child’s need for quietness is the same today as it has always been—it may even be greater—for quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.”
The Pixel Painter, by Josh Bogdan and Ryan Lasko (Video on Vimeo)
A sweet 8-minute documentary on Hal Lasko (Grandpa), a 97-year-old who spends all his time creating paintings on the computer.
Adrift, by Simon Christen (Video on Vimeo)
Breathtaking footage of fog rolling over San Francisco. Video meditation at it’s best.