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· How To Stretch A Puddle

· How To Grow A Puddle

· How To Wash A Puddle


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· Hungry Sean, The Leprechaun

· A New Year's Resolution - Smile!

· Love Those Wrinkles!

· A Musician's Prayer

· A Flower For My Mom

· How Scary Is That!

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign
8/15/2012 4:09:29 PM
Music can speak to our souls and affect them far more than speech. When you add the element of sign language to beautiful music, the experience is indeed, very special.
Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign!

John Lennon’s beautifully ‘signed’ and sung anthem, “Imagine” sent warm ripples throughout the hearts of everyone watching the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London – ripples of hope for inclusion – of all peoples, in a brotherhood of love.
I flashed back to another performance, this past Spring:
We sat in the audience, at our granddaughter’s school concert, as a group of over twenty, seven-year-old children, signed the Our Father, while Michael W. Smith’s haunting version played in the background. Looking around the gym, faces were in rapt attention, caught up in the emotions that it brought to the surface in all of us watching. It was not merely a performance - The children up on the stage were putting such sincere energy and attention into what their hands and bodies were expressing – bringing the words to life in such a special way. It’s wonderful when life throws a surprise at you when you least expect it – and very humbling. Another surprise came at the end of the concert with the small choir giving an amazingly simple and beautiful version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. It reinforced for me, the importance of arts programs in the schools. Those lessons learned – of gaining confidence, and then sharing what is within – feeling those seeds of talent take root and start blossoming, are irreplaceable.
If we want peace to become a reality, then we need to feed the souls of our children with hope - all of the other riches in this world count for nothing without it; and if we want our children to learn respect for themselves and for others, then we need to encourage them, honestly, and by our examples, to have faith in their abilities, their worth; and we need to nurture the desire to share, not just materially, but of themselves.
. I think I’ll check out the actual sign language for the word hope, and practice using it daily – even if it’s only a greeting to myself in the mirror – it would be a neat way to clear those early morning cobwebs and focus on the positive. Let there be singing and signing – not just at concerts, and not just by children, but, by everyone, everywhere!
- I wonder what the sign for ‘rant’ is?


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More Blogs by Edie M. Batstone
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• "I Don't Know How To Love Him." - Friday, April 03, 2015
• Sure and begorrah - That's the Spirit! - Thursday, March 12, 2015
• A Magnificent Obsession - Monday, January 26, 2015
• Merry Christmas! - Monday, December 15, 2014
• Welcome Christmas! - Wednesday, December 03, 2014
• Drop That Rock! - Friday, November 14, 2014
• 'Lest We Remember' - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
• Little Building - Saturday, November 01, 2014
• Counting To Ten! - Thursday, October 09, 2014
• This Old House - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
• Off With Her Hat! - Thursday, June 19, 2014
• Be Not Afraid - You Are A Masterpiece! - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
• Mothers' Day Silliness - Thursday, May 08, 2014
• Spring Is Here? - Monday, March 24, 2014
• Knitting Thoughts - Saturday, January 25, 2014
• Finding Holy Ground - Friday, January 10, 2014
• Baby Pictures - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
• Next Stop: 'Zoomerland'! - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
• The Treasure Seekers! - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
• Thank You For The Dreams Dad! - Sunday, June 16, 2013
• A Great Big Warm 'Boot To The Head'! - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
• Walk With Me - Fly For Me! - Saturday, April 20, 2013
• If I Were Twenty Years Younger! - Saturday, April 13, 2013
• Where The Wind Blows! - Saturday, March 23, 2013
• A Valentine Sonnet - Thursday, February 14, 2013
• My Roof's Got A Hole In It - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• Wait Training 101 - Saturday, January 05, 2013
• Merry Christmas To All And To All A GOOD LIGHT - Friday, December 21, 2012
• In The Arms Of Christmas - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
• Hope For A Precious Child - Wednesday, November 07, 2012
• Happiness Can Be Tricky! - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
•  Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign - Wednesday, August 15, 2012  
• Housework Or Heartwork! - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• Wheee! I'm Riding! - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• Reading In The Garden - Monday, July 16, 2012
• The Strongest Man In The World! - Monday, June 25, 2012
• Time Travel! - Friday, May 25, 2012
• Dr. Seuss's Teapot! - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
• Love That Bluegrass! - Sunday, April 15, 2012
• An Easter Walk - Friday, April 06, 2012
• Mom's Dahlias - Tuesday, March 06, 2012
• Still Climbing! - Monday, February 13, 2012
• Someone Open A Window! - Wednesday, February 01, 2012
• Chill, Papa Joe! - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• Let The Games Begin! - Thursday, January 12, 2012
• All Is Calm - Or Not! - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Plant Seeds Of Hope This Christmas! - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
• Something Fishy In The Air! - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Tinker Bell's Mom! - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Roofers' Rap - Thursday, October 13, 2011
• Hope - Bring It On! - Thursday, October 06, 2011
• My Christmas List - Monday, September 26, 2011
• Hold That Thought! - Saturday, September 03, 2011
• Been To Newfoundland - Got Way More Than The T-Shirt! - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• I Found A Pearl! - Monday, July 25, 2011
• Me And Pepe! - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
• Hand To Mouth - Monday, May 23, 2011
• Dear God, I'm Afraid! - Thursday, May 12, 2011
• Write It Down! - Thursday, May 05, 2011
• Twirl With Me! - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• What's The Word? - Saturday, April 23, 2011
• Talking To My Plants! - Monday, April 18, 2011
• Kidding Around - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
• Disconnected! - Monday, April 11, 2011
• Who Do You Think You Are - In Twenty Minutes?! - Friday, April 08, 2011
• Crap Happy! - Saturday, April 02, 2011
• Top O' The Morning, Afternoon, and Evening - Thursday, March 17, 2011
• Eva Cassidy's Beauty Lives On! - Wednesday, March 09, 2011
• I'm Melting! - Saturday, March 05, 2011


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