Thursday, January 17, 2008

The rest of the story



So how did the rest of today go?

Pretty good!

First, we made paper snowflakes, using this website for a pattern. That was good.

Then we read up on Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who took these beautiful (and public domain) photographs of individual snowflakes, back in the late 1880's.

That was very good.



We marveled at God's artistry and the wonder of nature.


We ooohed and aaahed over the amazingly intricate patterns.


That also was very good.

And then... there were some not very good moments, when we tried to switch gears to do the next subject, when the cozy sofa we'd all been sitting on was suddenly no longer cozy but cramped and everybody was way too close for comfort and a head accidentally bumped into a nose, and then an elbow not-so-accidentally bumped into a shoulder, and then there were some tears and a small melt-down.

That wasn't so very good.

So I dried some tears and gave some hugs, got a drink of water for everybody, had a little chat about things, and then, eventually, it all was better.

As I said in the morning, days like today are a gift, pure and simple, with the good and the not so good. It's all a gift.

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