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Do You Have an Enemy? + Bow Ties on Dogs + I'll Be By to Pick It Up Next Week

Do You Have an Enemy? + Bow Ties on Dogs + I'll Be By to Pick It Up Next Week

Good Morning from Prince Edward Island,

Todays’ PEI Covid News 

I am sitting and staring at a blank screen this morning. It seems to be a Saturday morning ritual now.
The clock is ticking, and the three-hour countdown to produce something worth reading begins.
Here we go, cuppa ready?
“ You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Zig Ziglar
Where does one’s creativity come from?
Does it start in the heart or the head?
Picasso, says “the chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense."
Then Albert Einstein comes along and says, "Creativity is intelligence having fun."
Is it instinctive? Is it inherent? Is it spiritual?
"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."
~ D. Uchtdorf
I thoroughly enjoyed this TED talk by Sir Kenneth Robinson.
I contend that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. ~ Sir Kenneth Robinson.
Darius Brown’s heartfelt creativity inspires me.
Darius was diagnosed with a speech disorder and a fine motor skills disorder when he was 2.
After Hurricane Irma, hundreds of dogs and cats were homeless. The animals needed families to adopt them. Darius went about figuring out how to help with the situation.
He realized he could help them to stand out in crowded animal shelters if he made them look adorable. He had been making bow ties since we was eight years old, and when ten years old, he put his creative talents to good. Read the Washington Post story here.
I shared last week a new blog is in the works.
Hope to bring Tea & Toast to light the first weekend in May.
I would like to invite anyone to be a writer and send stories associated with food.
We need stories, poetry, new or old photos. More Info Here.
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. ~ M. F. K. Fisher
At Tea & Toast, we believe:
  • Sharing is good.
  • Kindness is good.
  • Conversation is good 
  • An ordinary life can be an extraordinary life.
  • There are beauty and magic found in simple things.
We are currently seeking submissions from anyone who share these sentiments.
If you know anyone interested in contributing to Tea & Toast, please forward the information to them.
How does one become a Butterfly? You have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. ~ Trina Paulus


Speaking of butterflies, here is the latest news on the monarch butterfly. 

Thank you for responding to Tea & Toast by sending in contributions, this past week.

I love this poem 'my-ness' sent to us by Michael Joyce. Celebrating there are ‘beauty and magic found in the simple things.’
Written by —Czeslaw Milosz (translated from the Polish by the author and Robert Haas)
“My parents, my husband, my brother, my sister.”
I am listening in a cafeteria at breakfast.
The women’s voices rustle, fulfill themselves
In a ritual no doubt necessary.
I glance sidelong at their moving lips
And I delight at being here on earth,
For one more moment, with them, here on earth,
To celebrate our tiny, tiny my-ness.
—Czeslaw Milosz
Thank you for sending this, Michael.

Staying on the creative side, I watched these videos this morning. 

Have a great weekend, and may next week fill in with good food and conversation.
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." ~ Orson Welles
With love from Prince Edward Island,

Bruce + Millie (making snow angels)

ps. Your Morning Smile
A small boy was looking at the red ripe tomatoes growing in the farmer's garden. "I'll give you my two pennies for that tomato," said the boy pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit hanging on the vine.
"No," said the farmer, "I get a dime for a tomato like that one."
The small boy pointed to a smaller green one, "Will you take two pennies for that one?"
"Yes," replied the farmer, "I'll give you that one for two cents."
"Okay," said the lad, sealing the deal by putting the coins in the farmer's hand, "I'll pick it up in about a week."
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Irene - April 25, 2021

Good morning Bruce I have arthritis , and it is bothering my hands very badly these days. I really appreciate your blog every Sat. A time to just read and relax. Thanks Irene

Sharon Lapointe - April 3, 2021

So glad to have returned to your site. Thanks

Ann Kingery - March 23, 2021

Bruce…. always a refreshing pleasure to read your blogs. I always make sure I have a hot cuppa tea to enhance the pleasure. Sir Ken was superb in delivery of a very fine message. I will be forwarding this blog on to a lovely neighbor who has 3 young boys… the eldest at 6 years is of Down Syndrome and Autistic… and I do think she & her husband will be moved by Sir Ken’s astute awareness. Kudos !

Betty - March 20, 2021

Creativity is your brain saying “Huh? What about….?”.

Thanks for writing every week, it’s a bright thing to look forward to. 🦋

Sharon Kalich - March 20, 2021

Hey Bruce, where was your snow angel? Loved Millie’s snow dog angel. Such a cutie!
Yes, lots of neurons firing in that xylophone performance. Amazing!

Cynthia - March 20, 2021

Thank you Bruce. I love the picture of the green chairs, vibrant with dusted snow while facing the view of those wonderful trees. Thank you for the videos, today. Like being whisked away in concert without the stage of Broadway. Music speaks the heart, the wound, it heals where words cannot. To watch dance and motion with those who have skill and expertise after years of practise.
I look forward to your blog. Coffee, along with an enjoyable visit.

Pueuetanist - March 20, 2021

Farmer got outsmarted haha.
He’s definitely thinking outside the box

Julie MacKenzie - March 20, 2021

Loved the Harlem Ballet video! & Seeing Darius Brown’s story again. What a wonderful young man. Love your blog Bruce. I look forward to it every weekend! 👍😊👏

Nova - March 20, 2021

Calming and inspiring on this lovely Saturday morning.

Bev Shapiro - March 20, 2021

Wow, I loved the Mozart. Such astonishing talent, and me with astonishing ignorance. Who knew there was a two-tiered xylophone and that it could be played with four strikers at a time? I cannot imagine a brain that could keep track of that, wow! Thank you for my early morning education.

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