Save Our Murals from Sandblasting
Before the murals, commuters and shoppers had nothing to look at but brick walls and billboards. Now people can find inspiration in the themes expressed in the paintings. Unified Universe shows teenagers supporting the Earth. Divine Diversity presents costumed children from around the world. Creative Culture features young artists, musicians, and dancers. If the city removes the murals, it’s saying that these issues aren’t important.
Keira leaned against a large boulder and gasped for breath. She stared at the clear blue sky overhead. A small bird flew along, disappearing into the trees. Keira sighed and wished that she could fly like that bird. Instead, she was stuck here, slogging along a trail. She looked ahead at the dirt path that switched back and forth up the steep mountainside. Her parents and little brother, Ethan, were already at the next bend.
An Indian Meal
Grandma ordered dessert, which included kheer—a rice pudding with almonds, pistachios, cardamom, and saffron. It was better than ice cream. Sitting there, eating my kheer, I could just imagine when Grandma was my age, eating the same food in India.
Weight Lifting 101
I’d heard rumors about it before I ever left for college, and once I moved into the dorm, I realized it was not just a rumor. I needed a way to combat the “Freshman Fifteen,” that dreaded poundage resulting from a combination of late-night pizzas, care-package cookies, and cafeteria cheesecakes.
Down the Rabbit Hole
My childhood imagination, too, hasn’t faded with time. I haven’t forgotten my journeys into backyard jungles or my faithful steeds of polished wood. Creativity and imagination are precious, not to be forgotten in literature or in life.