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January 15, 2007


LOL! The "Year of the Pig" stamp gives me such a chuckle, and a little dose of aroma therapy sounds like just the thing for tackling that monthly stack of bills.

With Chinese New Year coming up, I thought I’d mention a fantastic organization called Half the Sky.
Their goal “is to ensure that every one of China's orphans has a caring adult in her life.” They also have a wonderful “Kids4Kids” section with ideas for our own children who would like to help other children.

Here’s a little folktale from their site:
Holding up Half the Sky
One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying on its back with its tiny feet up in the air. "What are you doing?" asked the elephant.

The hummingbird replied, "I heard that the sky might fall today, and so I am ready to help hold it up, should it fall."

The elephant laughed cruelly. "Do you really think," he said, "that those tiny feet could help hold up the sky?"

The hummingbird kept his feet up in the air, intent on his purpose, as he replied, "Not alone. But each must do what he can. And this is what I can do."
— A Chinese Folktale

Meg Fox

P.S. Midori, many thanks for your reply re Arthur Szyk! I recently picked up a new edition of the original 1945 Anderson’s fairy tales and was dismayed to find that many of his most beautiful illustrations had been deleted. Cost or another case of a watered down version? I wonder.

What a cool program for orphan kids. I watched their video and it's really wonderful. Thank you for this link!

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  • The Journal of Mythic Arts was a pioneering online magazine dedicated to Mythic Arts: literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, and fairy tales. Published by The Endicott Studio, co-edited by Terri Windling & Midori Snyder, JoMA ran from 1997 to 2008.

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