I shared this photo not too long ago on Instagram. I was at my nephew’s wrestling tournament, at a local high school.
Seeing this item made me smile.
It reminded me of my little, elementary school, self. How I’d get up from my desk & walk over to where ever this hung from the wall. Not at all because I needed to use it (most times), but because I prayed my crush(whom ever it was at the time) would notice me.
Do you have a memory involving this item?
The lights dimmed. Silence. Then, all we heard was this voice. Singing. Emerging from behind us. Obehi whisked past us, and took the stage.
“Circle of Life”.
Yes. She had me with The Lion King.
After her very nice rendition of the song, she went on to tell us why & how much she hated The Lion King growing up. Now that was super unexpected and funny because, most kids (points to self), and even some adults loved that movie when it first came out.
Fufu and Oreos, by Obehi Janice
“When Obehi is diagnosed with clinical depression, she begins to wonder if she’s BLACK enough, NIGERIAN enough, and has enough faith. With inventive prose and incredible wit, FUFU & OREOS stakes a claim for the power of voice in our search for self.” – fufuandoreos.com
Real books, or electronic readers. Which do you prefer?
We have a Kindle and, I think it’s great. But. Whenever I’ve read books on it, I missed holding a real book. Turning actual pages.
Something about it feels…I don’t know. Nostalgic?
I can’t explain it.
I’m so happy for the both of them! Husband & his brother both finished the marathon, and took home medals. The event ran out of medals to give, but were suppose to be mailing them out when more came in.
As a spectator, the marathon is so inspiring to watch! There are moments when you’re cheering from the sidelines, a big group of runners go by, and you just want to jump in & join ‘em. Especially, when they’re wearing tutus!
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Admission is by voluntary donation.
There were several exhibits happening on our visit:
- A pretty cool digital projection of this guy dressing up, and mimicking the facial expressions & postures of other people.
- Complex little wood carvings.
- Fun cultural sculptures.
- Awkward Family Photos.
- And, super intricate mixed-media sculptures that made us wonder about the life (& daily living conditions) of the artist.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t take many photos, because most of the art was on loan.
for this blog post, even the bathrooms of the Arts Center are art!
I think the coolest part about road trips, are the stops between your destination & home. All the neat little places you might’ve missed if you traveled by any other means.
On the way back from the Spa, we stopped at Kohler-Andrae State Park. Drove up to the Lake Michigan beachfront. And, not a soul was in sight for some time.