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Feb 28, 2023

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." --Fred Rogers

A Little Girl Tugs at the Tablecloth

"Wisawa Szymborska's poems are not the poetry of big ideas. It is the poetry of minor events, ordinary objects... but also a bit different. Because under this ordinary everyday life veneer, there's always an extra layer, a deeper level, lurking in the work of the Nobel Prize winner from Krakow. This time it's an experience that's the basis for entering adulthood, because adulthood can be entered at any age, even when as a one-year-old." Watch this beguiling animated version of one of Szymborska's beloved poems.

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