Rocks keep showing up, in the oddest places. Not just any rocks, rocks with little paintings on them. It’s a thing. You paint positive images and messages on rocks, then place them for others to find.The Old Lady decided to cut to the chase: seeing’s as how scientists say that just SEEING the word “love” causes certain positive chemical changes in human beings, she is creating and distributing Love Rocks.Many of these rocks have already been released into the wild, where they will turn feral and ambush people with sudden messages of LOVE.Love ROCK somebody’s world today!
Regular readers know that The Old Lady loves her some Dirty Bird.Dirty Bird and the Flu put on a good-time toe-tapping foot-stompin’ PARTY, y’all, and that party was not for the faint of feet.
Bird’s gravelly-holler voice has matured – hey, it’s his 27th birthday! “Gettin’ on up there,” he said with a rueful grin. The Old Lady shook her gray locks and laughed in his face. You just wait, Bird, the best is still ahead of you!
Meanwhile, catch the Flu. They’re all getting nothing but better, and you’ll feel better too.
Barely a month before The Old Lady visited the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise ID, vandals attacked the site. Anti-Semitic and racial slur were scrawled across some of the plaques in an apparent effort to cover the memorial’s messages of hope with statements of hate.
It didn’t work.
The effort was counter-productive, instead inspiring citizens to immediately donate thousands of dollars toward repairs and to open community dialogues about how to react to hateful speech and actions.
“We will repair. We will replace. And we will expand the memorial with the addition of the Marilyn Shuler classroom for human rights,” said Dan Prinzing, director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, which is the builder of and home of the Idaho memorial.Hate turned to hope. An attack turned into an opportunity for LOVE and growth.