The Triumph of Life (Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1789)

In this time of unimaginable chaos and global suffering, I have felt the need to turn off. I haven’t been able to write, draw, sing or create. I know that throughout other trying times in my life, I have always turned to different forms of Art to process what was happening around me. This is one of my all-time favorite poems. I hope it brings you peace. As always (and especially now), be (radically) kind~

The Little Dumplings Catch a Leprechaun.

My coworker and I stayed behind at the school to conduct our lessons and plan a big Friday Saint Patrick’s Day Party. It was full of face painting, drawing and coloring leprechauns, painting four-leaf clovers, making over-flowing pots of gold out of Lucky Charms cereal, and hiding Leprechauns -both indoors and outdoors- for the Dumplings to find in a scavenger hunt game. There were lots of pots of gold (chocolate coins), green sugar cookies and of course the snacks were…green (zelená pomazánka on rice cakes)!