*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
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
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.