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  • Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
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    "Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." -David Polis
  • "Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it... but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one becomes to feeling ill... Thus if one just keeps walking, everything will be all right." -Soren Kierckgaard
  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

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July 13, 2013





This is so cool! How did you do this??? Truly amazing!


Hi Martine!

The boys take a fantastic art class, which is where the movies were made.  They painted the background scenes the people (with little photos of their heads attached to the person).  Then used stop-motion animation - they put the pictures on the floor taped a digital camera to a table above the painting, then moved their little people around taking pictures of each scene.  I think they used i-movie to put it all together add the voices and sounds.  It was a long project, almost two months, they started reading about famous buildings then made plans worked step-by-step on it, they were anxious to watch these films by then end and are pretty proud of their work.


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