Friday, March 28, 2008

spring break

in a couple hours the mouse is hitting the road. although I won't be going to beaver or to moon, the road I'll be traveling on goes right past where you would get off if you were interested in visiting either one of them. every time I pass the sign for moon, I think what a kick that would be to live in a town named moon.

a few blocks from my house here on avenue c is a street named mars, when we were moving to this side of town a couple years back, I had hoped that there would have been a nice place for rent on mars. can you imagine what a hoot it would be when someone asked where you live and you could truthfully answer "I live on mars."

well, enough stream of consciousness silliness for this morning, time to go put some clean clothes in a suitcase. for the next week or so I'll be sofa surfing and living on the kindness of friends!

the mouse is on spring break. my travels conclude april 7th, so until then if anyone needs a dose of mouse medicine they will have to go to the archives! until then be kind and be well.


herstory:

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) social activist & co-founder of the catholic worker

a couple days ago I learned that dorothy day's daughter tamar day hennessey passed away on tuesday. this news was the catalyst for today's herstory honoree.

if you are interested in learning more about dorothy day, along with a host of written materials, I have heard there is a new documentary about her entitled "don't call me a saint." I missed the showing of the film when it was here in cleveland, but I just read that it is now available on dvd. it sounds most excellent. there is another movie about dorothy, which I thoughly enjoyed entitled "entertaining angels: the dorothy day story." this film was released in 1996 and stars moira kelly as dorothy and martin sheen as peter maurin. I ran across the film several years ago while perusing the shelves of my local library, I expect it should be easy to find.

14 comments:

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

safe travels beyond the moon and mars.

Barbara said...

Happy trails to you until we meet again!

d. chedwick bryant said...

My paternal grandparents were from Mars--they left Mars to live in nearby Pittsburgh but retired back to Mars.

I loved telling friends we were going on a trip to Mars to visit relatives. Mars even has a spaceship that moves around town and a song--

"We are the Men from Mars
We don't make Candy bars
We live among the Stars..."


You get the idea, sucky song.

Michael Rawluk said...

Have a wonderful and relaxing break.

Steve said...

Interplanet Janet!

zquilts said...

Travel safely. Enjoy thoroughly.

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

Madison and Mars? Well, San Francisco also has Isis and Uranus. Happy break.

lettuce said...

it would be particularly cool to live on a street called Mars, in a town called Moon.

have a great trip Kimy, see you soon!

dennis said...

Dennis like Isis and uranus, moon and Mars.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Hope you have a fantabulous spring break, Madam Mouse! And if you do happen to go to the Moon, do bring back some Moon cheese! ;-)

Dumdad said...

How strange. I come over to this post and there's the mention of the moon. And my latest post features the moon, sort of (and Maurice the mouse). You'll see although by the time you return it won't be the latest post. Bon voyage.

Reya Mellicker said...

Someone could write a book, "women are from moon, men are from mars" and be correct, if they're talking about Cleveland.

Love the pic!

TheElementary said...

You're missed! Enjoy your trip!

WAT said...

Oh Kimy, where art thou?