I had the strangest sensation today.
In the middle of class, allofasudden I (felt like I) was in Barnes & Noble. I could see the sections of the store, remember every little thing about it. I went into the Asheville store once over vacation, and it felt like time had looped itself back to that day with Minta. But it obviously hadn’t, so I laughed at myself. I shouldn’t have been laughing, so my laughing made me laugh a bit more.
This was bad, because I was in the middle of a “repeat after me” section of the textbook about Rachel Carson and DDT and the sad little momma birds with the too-soft eggs. It is the only chapter in the textbook that I actually care for, because it is about something real and it challenges the kids.
Everybody looked up at me, the teacher as well. I cleared my throat and continued.
So that was the funny thing today.
I also made an 8mm tiny with all the folds: , a new PR.
This was fun… usually origami is a delicate little thing done on the desk with your fingertips… I had to run all over the room and get all up in the big momma to fold her. I got tons of nice words from those who knew, and saw people pointing up all night, and saw lots of folks taking pictures. I even overheard Hanne saying that she would leave it up for a few weeks.
Jan thanked me in passing at the dance, and I said I was just trying to make up for “the thing with the…” and did an wavy sign in the air for the celtic knot I accidentally mowed in one of their hay fields 4.5 years ago. It took him a second to get what I was saying, but then he gave me a big laugh as he walked off.
Thanks to the Folk School and Nanette for giving me the paper and space, Gloria Zmolek for big origami inspiration, and the decoration crew for helping me get them flying, especially Tajia, Anne’s grandfather, and my parents.
more nye fun: