Your Ideas In Motion

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The Winning Idea-Your Ideas in Motion

 Thank you for your wonderful ideas! It was difficult to choose!

The winning idea is transformation-the life cycle of a butterfly.

I chose this idea because it mirrors where we all are right now.  We are in the cocoon stage, transforming our lives in preparation for the new life, the new world, that awaits us when it is safe. The wonder and magic of the transformation is coupled with fear and challenge but the possibilities for a better world, better lives, are endless! 

The Ideas

  1. a poem. by E E Cummings. In Just   Lynn F  (see below for entire poem
  2. Also the imagery of a storm from the beginning raindrops to the fierceness of the storm followed by calm or if corny a rainbow    Lynn F
  3. Regrets–what one feels/experiences when reading a book – the ideas, the imagery or an actual book e.g all the light we cannot see – rather fierce though    Lynn F
  4. The country now – fractured    Lynn F
  5. What about two sides the yeas & the neas who are fighting? And an old wise woman (witch?) comes between them & sets them on a task that weaves them together into a common thread! Bill W
  6. Making pots–taking the clay from raw state to the end and in between—shaping them by hand ,glazing them. They are like children each with different personalities—especially my birdhouses kids call fairy houses—all in the eye of the beholder.   Meryl D
  7. Our service dog has just been diagnosed with Cancer and is now receiving chemo….. She is a marvelous sensitive animal and we are doing our best to give her a joyful happy life for as long as we can.   Meryl D
  8.  The avarice and cowardice of the part of the republicans in the senate who do not honor their oath and sell out the country in the process… led by McConnell.  Having said this maybe they will come thru and dump trump this time around?   Meryl D
  9.   The importance of relationships and how one hand must wash the other—-you must reach out and give in this world.  We have done this in the condo but community people seem to think it very out of the norm and unusual….that we are super friendly and extend ourselves beyond.  To me it is normal.  Diff btwn midwest and New England?  Not too long ago a friend of ours was in the hospital.  She is single and older and has no family in the area.  We took her in after she left the hospital for a week to recover. Our service dog was her nurse for the week.  She stayed by her side the entire time.   Meryl D
  10.   What about the life cycle of a butterfly? Egg turns into worm eating leaves , goes up stick a spins cocoon. Hangs there with a “metamorphosis “ into butterfly that comes out. Blows up wings & ready to fly to flowers.  Bill W 
  11. .Going to sleep w/ a dream catcher above your pillow.   Connie F

The poem:

[in Just-] BY E. E. CUMMINGS

in Just-

spring          when the world is mud-

luscious the little

lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandbill come

running from marbles and

piracies and it’s


when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer

old balloonman whistles

far          and             wee

and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and






balloonMan          whistles




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