During my spring break I’ve been lamenting the grading I brought home to do, the lesson planning I need to do before going back, and dreading the yardwork I intend to catch up on. Watching the news I find myself getting worn down by the sluggish economy, the coverage of North Korea flexing it’ muscles, and the Syrian government attacking it’s own people. Then I open the paper and see this:
Caption: Dutch treat: Four-year-old Olivia Bellin doesn’t tiptoe through the tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Ore. – she flies over them like Peter Pan. Photo: Thomas Boyd / Associated Press
Boys run through a stone arch on the outskirts of Mazar-i Sharif, Afghanistan. Mazar-i Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, means “respected shrine,” but is known to tourists as the “City of the Blue Mosque.” Photo: Qais Usyan / AFP/Getty Images
It’s good to know that fun is not reserved for kids:
Cherry petals fall/ on saguaro sweater like/ snow in the desert. (Tokyo’s Ueno Park.) Photo: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press
Kay Viebrock laughs as some her River City Leadership Academy classmates walk atop the Post Falls Dam spillway in Post Falls, Idaho during a tour Wednesday, April 11, 2012 for a water and transportation class. The group learned about the history and importance of the dam, as well as statistics about how much water flows through the spillway at full capacity. (AP Photo/Coeur d’Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos)
Photo: Jerome A Pollos / Associated Press
Remember to have fun!