Dishwashers, Goldfish and Death

Years and years ago my grandson and daughter lived with us. We bought our grandson a goldfish when he was almost four. He named it Skipper. One day, after several months, he came to me and said “Grandpa, Skipper stopped.” He was new to the concept of death. Observing him taught us so many new ways of looking at life. He turned twenty in October and is doing well in his sophomore  year working toward a Bachelor of Animation. He is now showing his professors new ways of looking at their worlds and their art.

Now for a more mundane topic: About six weeks ago our dishwasher, like Skipper, “stopped.” It was only six. No lights at all. No noise. No water. Nada. Continue reading “Dishwashers, Goldfish and Death”

Sunflowery Ways

This spring, Maya, our 2+-year-old granddaughter, was visiting us from about 4 hours away by car where they live.

We planted a few sunflower seeds with her from our bird feeder.

They didn’t grow, so I bought a little pack and planted those in mid-June.

Shhhhhh……

The bloom and bud were photographed today.

Maya thought that the pictures were “Great!” Heck, they were only taken with my iPad…

She came to see us and visited her sunflower about 10 days ago:

Nothing like a young grandchild filled with wonder to cheer one up.

Let’s build her a healthy world, folks.