I had a dream & I heard music & there were children standing around, but there was no one dancing.   I asked a little girl, why not? &  she said they didn’t know how, or maybe they used to but they forgot & so I started to  hop  up and down & the children asked me, is that dancing? & I laughed and said no, that’s hopping, but at least it’s a start & soon everyone was hopping & laughing & it didn’t matter anymore that no one was dancing.

There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise.     (Brian Andreas)


Children seem to be hard-wired into the outrageous.    The sillier and the louder the play becomes, the better they seem to like it.   But aren’t we a bit like that as well?  What would a party be without laughter and a good imagination?  The imagination of children has wings.  It can soar into the ridiculous as well as the sublime.  Viva imagination!



Author: kaytisweetlandrasmussen83

I am a retired fine arts teacher, sculptor/painter, writer, and a native Californian. I love my family,dogs, horses, movies, reading and music, probably in that order. I have been married forever to a very nice man who is nice to old ladies, dogs and children.

8 thoughts on “MOSTLY TRUE”

      1. So consumed was I with jealous passion that I would not allow Glenys to dance with another man.

        It was the habit of the academy to hold a Christmas ball at the end of the course, so to display the prowess of their grateful students. This nascent Nureyev led his lady in red on to the floor, straight away to step on her gown, ripping it from nape to hem.

        Married life has not been easy for her.


  1. deliteful! and the dancing? my favorite thing even though i’m
    such a klutz.. OHHHHH to have the imagination of a kid again.
    They can do ANYthing!!


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