P is for pancakes, Prague, and photographs of the beautiful city thanks to a fellow WordPress blogger, Rudolf. I spent about three months in the birthplace of Kafka and to this day I feel like there are literally pieces of my heart all over the city. Being there at that time was such a pivotal point in my life and I have no doubt I wouldn’t be where I am today without living there. The whole reason I went there was to travel, explore, get away, and in the end all I wanted was to come home to the people I loved. Now almost four years later I cling to the photos to remember how alive I felt there. Prague also made me thankful for another P word, perspective. Pancakes are just yummy and always delicious, especially when Scott makes them for me.
The International Center of Photography is both a school and museum that is dedicated to gaining people’s understanding and appreciation for photography. Located in the big apple, ICP was founded in 1947 by the legendary photojournalist Cornell Capa, and expanded in 1985 to a satellite facility in midtown NYC. Over the years ICP has presented over 500 exhibitions from 3,000 different artists to the public, and taught countless classes and workshops to students from all walks of life. Pictures help us document our histories, track social change, are essential for visual communication, and allow us to express ourselves in a truly unique way. Photography reminds us to be thankful for the good times and move forward to the next. Photography can also help children find their voice. Children Mending Hearts unites children at-risk in the United States and children living in conflict zones through the exchange of their art. Children are supposed to be innocent and free of the all the weights of the world that they will have to deal with as they grow up. Those who are homeless or constantly surrounded by war don’t have the chance to experience all the joys of childhood. CMH conducts workshops in the arts such as photography, painting, music, and dance to give them the chance to experience that joy and to just be a kid. CMH helps the children become better global citizens and work out their intellectual muscles through creative endeavors. A little creative juice can water a lot of growing minds.
International Center for Photography Donation
Children Mending Hearts Donation
So here’s to you P! You give us yummy breakfast foods like pancakes, potatoes, pumpkin bread, and pancetta. You start off words like police, pirates, princes, pyramids, paradigm, parchment, and periwinkle. I also happen to be fond of an adorable little animal called a penguin, that also begins with P. It’s my dream to have one as a pet and name him Chilly, like the Chilly Willy ice-pops. Thank goodness we have P to help make our food cravings and wildest dreams all come true.