Archive for teens

Be Sparkled: Breaking Dawn is coming…

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2011 by Mj Rains

I happen to love this picture…which is not from the movie, so don’t get your knickers in a twist…oh, uh, too late?

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Poetry…on the frige?

Posted in "Wit"icisms", Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2011 by Mj Rains

Years ago I bought the Magnetic Poetry Kit, a little box of magnetic words made to be scattered on your refrigerator front to create spontaneous writing for anyone seeking a drink or snack. This week, I found it in my drawer and brought it out. My girls haven’t seen this since they were little and I’d use it to help them form their first sentences. The other day my 15-year-old spent forty-five minutes helping me splatter these things up (and pick up the ones that inevitably fell to the floor in the process) and then stood there for some time finding her own poetic design. I had to laugh. These are moments of enchantment in life. Time goes by too fast…I cherish little moments like this. So here’s what I magnet-ed out for the first day of school yesterday…

And here are some other expressions I found randomly displayed among the words…(not sure when these were done, which makes them even more precious)…

Well, that just about says it all…

I feel so blessed.

Wit+Beauty update

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Mj Rains

Wit+Beauty

Surreal color…

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by Mj Rains

Love these strange surreal drawings by Tragic-Memory.

Red and Blue are my favorites….

Summer Reading…

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by Mj Rains

Finished reading 13 Reasons Why last week. It was an awesome teen read, but left me a bit confused. I guess I didn’t quite “feel” the anxiety of this suicidal girl, but could certainly understand the circumstances of her situation…how she felt lost, with no one to turn to…but then, she could have made a lot of other choices, for instance a scene in a hot tub (need I say more), a place she clearly did not want to be, yet goes there willingly and …I won’t give away the story, but bad choices lead to bad feelings and emotional scars. All in all, the story was well written. Loved the unique format of Hannah’s voice on tapes, and the thoughts of the main character mingled together. It was different and hard to put down. Good work by Jay Asher.

A movie is already in the works I’ve heard, with Selena Gomez starring. I can’t see her as the Hannah character, so if this is the case, I think I’ll skip the movie version. Some books are best left alone…

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