Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

Camp Chipaway

Originally posted on April 20, 2014

In my family a name sometimes captures a spirit. Allee and I call our home the “Home for Assistance in Living.” My son David came up with a new name for his office: “Camp Chipaway”! His motto is "A little bit more each day." We may adopt this name too for our world. We may need to!

What’s really up is the general thrust towards daring to be creative in many ways, dance, body movement, making faces, spontaneity in conversation, etc. From a poem by Dinah M. Craik:
Oh, the comfort—the inexpressible comfort—
Of feeling safe with a person.
Of not having to weigh thoughts or measure sentences,
But pouring them all right out, chaff and grain together,
Trusting that a faithful hand will take and sift them;
Keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness,
      Blow the rest away.

Dare to play, then. Explore. Associate with people who do likewise.

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