Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Single Impression: Watching

From December 29, 2012
Scissors and paper
In children's hands
Make snowflakes that melt stone.

Adella's cousins spent the day with us yesterday.  When I sat down to cut some paper snowflakes for the Chalk Hill School in Monroe that will be the home of Sandy Hook Elementary School for the rest of this school year, they joined in.  Their cuts went from basic to elaborate in no time.  

We had taken our ornaments off our tree so we could put the snowflakes there until we package them up for the Sandy Hook kids.  My hat's off to the PTSA for putting out a call for snowflakes and thereby giving people around the world an outlet to respond creatively and with heart to the unspeakable horror that visited Sandy Hook School on December 14.

It was amazing to watch the kids as they worked hard and strove to do better and better.  Children have beautiful hearts, and the love being able to create and to give.  

One Single Impression

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Sandy! Children are wonderful indeed!!

Stewart M said...

What a great thing to make.

We use a similar method to make the place mats for Christmas lunch - only my kids go in for such detail - so much cutting - that there is not much of a mat left at the end!!

Hope you have a good new and that 2013 brings some sensible decisions.

Stewart M - Melbourne

PS; always glad to share a blue sky.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful...so delicate and yet so powerful! They will be a blessing.
Hugs
SueAnn

A Lady's Life said...

Ahh what a nice thing to do.
Kids are indeed a blessing.
It makes me so mad that this thing happened and for what?
Society has to reflect and change. Families have to stick together and raise children so they don't endure mental suffering ending in such wrath and condemnation. Something happened to this young man no one knows about. Why would he do such a thing?

Geraldine said...

This is a lovely gesture. Thanks for sharing this Sandy. Very touching.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Healing and helpful.

annell said...

I think snowflakes are a universal love...I can't imagine who wouldn't love snowflakes and...children.

rlavalette said...

Clearly, it's not just the children that have beautiful hearts. Great work, Sandy.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

This is great! Beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

really wonderful, sandy.

anthonynorth said...

Lovely words.

Lin Floyd said...

good idea to make snowflakes and show love for the children...

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely way to feel, express and share!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How wonderful! A lovely thing to do. Thank you for sharing. ooooo

Cloudia said...

Children can make paper snow flakes that melt stone hearts. Just lovely!
Thanks. Aloha

DeniseinVA said...

Oh Sandy, how awesome is this? I am going to keep those children in my heart my whole life.

PremI said...

A watch of lovely piece of art by the beautiful hearts!
Happy New Year, Sandy!

Carol L McKenna said...

Watching children's essence is magical ~ lovely poem ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Ruchi Jain said...

Children and snow flakes...just wow..interesting..

Harshad Mehta said...

So tender.... these words!

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful poem Sandy and the snowflakes are a wonderful tribute to the children's memory.

Michael Manning said...

Yes, I agree. I'll be posting later this week about the innocence of humor, smiles and laughter from a great friendship. These decorations take me back to a simpler time in my life. I've forgotten how they were made with scissors, but what a great memory and a warm hearted post!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

such a great project and way for kids to lend support as well.