Listening to each other is one of the most important acts that anyone can do. However, it’s difficult to listen to some people. When we already know what they are going to say, then we zone them out … and miss the new important thing they are trying to say. This is rude, but also dangerous.
A number of educators are taking turns reading to kids in the Breckenridge community, which may include kids who may be visiting grandparents. All are welcome for the Library sponsored Story Time in Arthur Miller Park (Historically) or City Park, as it has been called in recent years.
It still lurks in my mind’s “crannies,” jumping to the forefront of my thoughts more often than I’d like. It was a single sentence--uttered by someone whose name I don’t know--imparting an important truth usually requiring paragraphs, chapters or even volumes.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the settlers at Battle Creek, but failed to mention the significant Indian paintings on the rocks and walls of the bluffs surrounding Battle Creek. These consist of crudely drawn buffalo, bears and stick figures of Indians. Also, there is a carved name of a white man, J.W. White, dated 1857. That might be worth exploring for some adventurers. I might need to get the present-day McKelvains (Dana and Burrell) to give me a tour.
There are times in life when you just “shoulda-stood” in bed. This is probably one of those.