Fame and everything that goes with it

I upped my threshold for speaking in front of crowds today at the JCC of Northern Virginia, where they were celebrating Jewish Book Month. I had a great time at the preschool’s Share-a-Shabbat program.  We played a game and I read from The Schmutzy Family and far as I can tell, there were only two downsides.

1. I had to follow Laurie Albert, the JCC’s engaging engagement director, who came equipped with a.  a stuffed dog and b. a bathrobe.

2. I had to sing into a microphone. (That would have been a downside for everyone listening, actually. Not for me.)

After the program I visited some of the kids in their classrooms and heard all about butterflies, owls and flowers. And mud, of course! Favorite response: When I asked the kids to name something they might see on Shabbat, a little girl in a pink dress pointed and shouted, “You!”

Instead of a bathrobe, I wore my Virginia Dirt Shirt, which was dyed using with Virginia clay. I spent last week in the garden, digging a bucket of my own, because I will try this at home.


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2 Responses to Fame and everything that goes with it

  1. madelyn says:

    I’ve read some things that say it’s tricky, but I feel like I need to try anyway. Would be nice if Virginia clay was good for something… P.S. Do you recognize where the fame line comes from?

  2. Tabatha says:

    I love the little girl who said, “You!”

    And I like that a post that starts with fame ends with muddy feet. You have to keep your feet on the ground when you’re dealing with fame 🙂

    Congrats on the successful visit and good luck with the dyeing…I haven’t had much success with natural dyes, but I’ve never tried clay.

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