Sunday, February 10, 2008

teach your children well

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) philosopher, spiritual & political leader

picture: from "the treasure box of family photos" - mom & me surrounded by schoolchildren, holiday in japan, 1965.

11 comments:

Bob Dylan said...

Dear Kimy,

I have been reading your blog for some time now, and wanted to say how much I enjoy it. Today you posted a truly beautiful snapshot of you and your mom, and I just wanted to say I am not surprised you call a box of photos a Treasure Box. So True.

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gosh, I'm a bit intimidated to follow Bob...but, I must say you had some great childhood vacations. Going to the Lake of the Ozarks wasn't quite the same. I did eventually make it to Japan, Timbuktu, Kathmandu, Machu Picchu, Monte Albon and beyond, but I wish I'd seem them at that age.

d. chedwick bryant said...

We went to Quebec once.


This post is Fab!

Barbara said...

The picture says so much and leaves so much unsaid. I think it's interesting that most of the Japanese are wearing hats and you two have bare heads! I want to know more about what took you to Japan and what you learned there at a young age.

phd girl said...

Did they have nice portable hairdryers in Japan back then? Did your mom go to a beauty salon while there?

Kimy, if you could send me a photo of your portable hairdryer (in any pose, anywhere) I would appreciate it let me know!

dennis said...

Dennis has been napping. Dennis wants to say thank you for thinking about Dennis.

kimy said...

hey bob, wow thanks for dropping by, I sure do love your tunes. you might remember seeing me at a lot of your concerts. then there was that time the hop in fort worth in the late 1970s after a joni concert - you dropped in for some fried okra!

jt - well we were living in guam during the 1960s so a vacation to japan was quite easy! wow, you have traveled the world! definitely making up for lost childhood vacations.

ched - quebec is fabulous!!! city and countryside! I love quebec city, montreal and especially the gaspe! xxxxeek

barbara - we were fairly close to japan living in guam - also go to visit okinawa as a family - my folks traveled extensively but most times than not left the kids behind - it was great. I wasn't too keen on hats back then - unless it was an easter bonnet. it was a life changing experience - impacted my 'spiritual development' by opening my eyes and discovering very different ways ....

phd - I don't remember portable hairdryers in japan. my mom was quite the glam! before she was married she was a hair model! I'll get on that photo assignment!

dennis - kimy likes dennis!

WAT said...

Oh my, you've been quite the traveler since you were a child! Wonderful!

Great pictures too. So natural looking, without the fake smiling or posing for the camera.

Salty Miss Jill said...

What a wonderful photo! Those wee girls in those precious little hats! You looking adorable, and oh my-your mom's French twist!
I love these pictures you've been posting. :)

Cergie said...

Kimy, it is good yes to teach our children. It is good our children teach us too, I can notice that every day...
We are a familly and always discussing

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

one of my all-time favorite songs; thanks for posting it.