Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and what you do. At the heart of being; at the heart of the present; at the heart of everything – in the great current of life, of reality.
Andre Comte-Sponville

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

~Who Knows~

Who Knows (By, Dayna Martin - Originally published in Live Free, Learn Free Magazine 2006)

Who knows who I may have become. Who knows who today I might be. If I was left alone and respected as a child to learn about what was important only to me. I yearned to examine the woods, play with my dolls, create, bake, and explore the sea. Instead, I lost years of my life listening to what an expert thinks I may need to know someday, that may be important only to he. Who might I be today? Where might I be? If even one person allowed me to just be me.

~I Agree~

"When we adults think of children there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn't getting ready to live; a child is living. No child will miss the zest and joy of living unless these are denied by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation. How much heartache we would save ourselves if we would recognize children as partners with adults in the process of living, rather than always viewing them as apprentices. How much we could teach each other; we have the experience and they have the freshness. How full both our lives could be."

John A. Taylor

Monday, February 9, 2009


The fabric


All done!

Brenna & Jenna

Brenna decided to make a new outfit for her American Doll, Jenna, and she wanted me to help. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to sew!!! - but that didn't stop Brenna. She said she would figure it out so she found some fabric and preceded to make Jenna a jumper. It only took her about an hour to sew it by hand! She's amazing!