I knew exactly what I wanted to come over here to say to you about today, about Spring (but I had to borrow a word from e.e. cummings to do it): mud-luscious...
it's just so mud-luscious outside my house today. I want to invite you over to make mudpies - and maybe find a couple puddles to jump in!
So I hunted around the interwebs for e.e. cummings' poem, to make sure I was spelling mud-luscious correctly (you never know). And then hunted some more, because I wanted to share a couple lines from i thank you God for most this amazing day, another cummings' poem - and one that plays through my head often in Spring...
I found a YouTube video of e.e. himself, reading i thank you God for most this amazing day (linked in case you want to go listen - it's audio with a picture of e.e.) -
and then, because of what I saw on the place where I found that video, I fell even more in love - with today, with Spring, with music.
The place where I found the e.e. cummings' YouTube video was on composer, conductor Eric Whitacre's site, which led me to Eric Whitacre's TED Talk. Oh!
Oh! OH! OHHHHH!
This TED Talk is heart-opening past words. Find time to watch it! P.S. I just read somewhere, and now can't find the place, that Eric Whitacre's was the first TED Talk complete standing ovation.
(around 11 ~ 11 1/2 minutes in he talks about noticing "actual connection" in what he's seen and been part of through the internet. I've seen and been part of those kinds of connections, too - and it made my heart smile and nod in agreement (which felt good because there are more than a few naysayers stating that online connection is all fake, not the real thing).