The Vocabulary of Pure Joy

Words can liberate you. They can begin the flow of what you feel into an upward, outward spiral that overwhelms the senses, sublimates your ego and shapes you into an authentic and human being.

Expressions from the heart set this moment free to be all that it can be. Putting what you love and why you love into words empowers you to transcend every obstacle previously placed in your path. You are, effectively, in an out of body experience. You become one with the destiny of your dreams. And you come to exist in more than one place at one time.

Words, spoken, transcribed or imagined into being, placed into music, poetry or whispered softly into the narrow space between you and one you love can become the elixir, the tonic, the magic ingredient, the missing formula for saving a relationship, uniting a nation or for the salvation of mankind.

Kept in touch with your deepest desires and in time with the beat of your heart, what you express can liberate you from the past, heal a wounded heart and turn the next page of your life.

So breathe deeply, calm your mind and reach deep down inside your heart to reflect upon the last tender moment of pure joy that you felt. Tell someone, anyone, what you found in that rare moment and how you felt. Now, know that you can feel that way again. Where you last found pure joy, there it always lay.

We are born into such a moment, in such love, and we never really lose it, we just lose the way. So put it into words, music, poetry and into an envelope and mail it to someone you love or just show up on their doorstep.

The heart beats with a rhythm unknown, until someone listens to it.

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The Sons and Daughters of our Liberty

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Our children
Shall all our children be.
They are the sons and daughters
Of us all
And of our Liberty.

We share a Heritage
Of being the Children
Of a greater
Vision
Than we.

We are the Sons
And we are the Daughters
Of a million Cherished Lives
Laid to rest on so many fields of battle,
Bravely and lovingly given for our Liberty.

We are here for that freedom
Whatever that implies
Whatever it means
Where ever it leads.

We Thank our Soldiers,
One and All,
And truly Love You,
For the beautiful gifts
Your lives have bestowed,
Sacrificed for all of us
Upon the Altar of Freedom.
The blessings that for all Americans
Can be treasured and cherished
For all Eternity.

Kept, and held tightly, and never let go,
Thanks to the sacrifices
Of all those willing to give
The last full measure of their Love and Devotion to us
Laid to Eternal Rest
In the Sacred Soil of our Liberty.

– by Wm. C. Anderson

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Sweet Butterfly of Youth – Spring Adventure Trip

ButterflySweet Butterfly of Youth
A butterfly of such size and delicacy that delights people of youth
Called upon our table, as if such invitation fulfilled
Would be only dreamt of in miraculous construe.
Alighting briefly upon the most of us there gathered,
While all sought refuge in conversation, and what was thought
Would nurture and sustain bodies so near to souls removed.

Touching hearts with such determination,
as deftness permits flight with you.
Now clearly a portrait is drawn, dream-spun and woven entwined of us,
Unveiled for life’s sweet sojourn past beauty to truth,
As savor we the brevity of our time, well spent together,
That becomes their moment of youth.

The time it takes to touch a heart or spend a life in fruitful quest,
In which God can search a soul,
Revealing Himself in simplicity and beauty and truth.
Such moments, rare, become us when we dare see life as children do,
In flights of small and trembling hearts,
Fluttering past the breath of morning dew,
Anointing us with their presence, in awe of us as we of you.

Our children gently chide us bid adieu this day,
This life so fragrant and new,
As sail we past the morrow, when flight they shall renew.
And in knowing such brief encounter will become us,
In fond remembrance of when,
Together we came to such sad discourse of fond farewell,
Us each departing this fleeting encounter with the other,
Sweet butterfly of youth.
–  by Wm. C. Anderson

For our Spring Adventure Trip we are headed to GRANBURY, TEXAS and will stay at the Arbor House Bed and Breakfast.

The Arbor House is a lakeside inn that arbor houseopened in the spring of 1996 that quickly rose to international award winning status. The rooms have the charm of the Victorian Era and all the luxuries of the twentieth century. LeVonna and I were impressed with beauty of this place and the hospitality. There is much to see and do in the Granbury area and our students will spend time this week planning the activities and identifying what they want to see and do.

Granbury Beach

Granbury Beach

Breakfast is a special event at Arbor House is included along with afternoon refreshments and complimentary beverages. Their own blend of dark roasted coffee beans are ground fresh each morning and served piping hot. We will be seated at a linen covered table set with fine old china and polished silver. Breakfast is usually served in two courses: a baked-from-scratch pastry and then a generous plate of egg casserole, homemade bread or biscuits and fresh fruit. If you have special dietary needs, please let the staff know.

Rooms typically have peaceful boudoir with a queen-size bed(s) and reclining chairs for curling up with a good book. The private bathrooms feature such things as a marbled shower and sunny window box. Guests can enjoy the upstairs veranda of The Arbor House with its extensive views of beautiful Lake Granbury and the beach. Amenities include: cable TV, wireless internet, alarm clock and bath robes.

Granbury CourthouseWe plan to let our students relax and have fun and let the worries of the world pass them by and in comfort.

FINANCIAL: The total amount due for this trip is $389.00 for each student and parent guest or other guest. If you require a separate room for your family, the cost will, necessarily, be increased. Breakfast is included but Lunch & Dinner are not. Please provide funds for these meals, shopping and other special activities not on our itinerary. Please pay the trip fee by Wednesday, May 15.

We will gather at the school on MONDAY, May 20, between 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., to load suitcases, backpacks, etc. into the vehicles making this trip (and confabulate, sign forms, reminisce about past adventures, tell jokes (please bring some really good ones) etc. Please come on Monday (unless you are driving directly to Granbury & have submitted all paperwork).

We will meet at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Clifford Street at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21 to caravan to Granbury. PLEASE BE ON TIME! We plan to depart and return home at 1:30 p.m. following lunch on FRIDAY. * Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency or in case your child has misbehaved and has been auctioned off to the first bidder (should we find one).

Adventure trips are an integral part of the curriculum, and ALL students are expected to participate and join in the fun.

It is imperative that we have the following no later than Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.

1) A signed & witnessed Release from Claims and Liabilities.
2) A signed Authorization for Emergency Medical Attention.
3) A signed Medication Authorization Form. We recommend you give written approval, under special instructions, for us to provide medication, with your authorization over the telephone. Otherwise, we will not be able to help your child. Please call Dr. A if you need help with this or just want to confabulate.

PLEASE NOTE: The Anderson Private School, its staff, administration or chaperones do not assume responsibility and are NOT responsible for the administration of medication to any student. Also, students are responsible for their own hygiene (taking showers, etc.) and their behavior. Students with serious misbehavior (such as refusing to obey our chaperones) will be asked to call their parents and go home. (Dr. A will cry! But, he will get over it and have fun with those who behaved & are still here.)

4) A verification (copy) of Health Insurance for your child(ren), if available. This will assist in getting medical/emergency care for your child.

Participants/parents/guardians/ and other guests are responsible for any & all damages to property owned by the Arbor House, the school, other establishments, or other persons.

* NO PARENT MAY DISCIPLINE ANY CHILD OTHER THAN THEIR OWN. Parents may report disciplinary concerns to Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

NO ONE may enter the swimming area without ADULT supervision and the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. NO exceptions!

Forms MUST be signed and witnessed no later than MONDAY, May 20. Please do not ask us to take care of this on Tuesday morning – our minds will be on departing, consuming gallons of coffee & other things.

NOTE: There will be opportunities for shopping and other entertainment. Please bring additional funds with you, if you wish to participate in other additional events that are not on the itinerary. Additional activities require the permission of Mrs. Anderson. (Dr. A is probably napping! Do not disturb him as he is dreaming of not being disturbed.)

Reminder: TUITION for 2013-2014 was DUE on May 1.

Thank You!

Bill & LeVonna

The Rivers Of Our Hearts

Our lives are living waters
Poured down from the Heavens above
In processions of dreams they cascade
To sculpt and shape the forms of love
Into which we are lovingly made.

We of light and dreams and water weave,
Are tributaries of but one river,
Flowing in momentary disarray
To break upon the rocks of discontent
Then slow and calm and unite one day.

Yes, the rivers of our hearts
Someday will join as one,
Guided as they are from above,
To pour the contents of our lives
Into the vast ocean of God’s eternal love.

The TEMPEST 121The Tempest
by William Shakespeare

Our scholars were dramatically successful in creating a tapestry of their The TEMPEST 058unique talents The TEMPEST 157 The TEMPEST 161 The TEMPEST 164 The TEMPEST 077 The TEMPEST 143 woven from the fabric of dedication, hard work and the patient guidance of Director George Rodriguez.

My congratulations to one and all for accomplishing the difficult goal of presenting Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest” on stage at the Hardy Theater in the cultural district of Fort Worth.

Alexander Anderson will shortly have the final production video available on our website, andersonschool.net, for your enjoyment.

Included are a few photos of the preparation for and presentation of this outstanding production.

We will have more photos available through our Flickr page shortly, which can be accessed here.

And again, congratulations to everyone, including our students, parents, teachers and Director, George Rodriguez, for a job well done.

Very well done indeed!

You Are Invited: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

Anderson Private School for Friday 5-3-13 & Monday 5-6-13 & Tuesday 5-7-13

Our plan for FRIDAY is to rehearse for our production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”.

All students will meet at the school for rehearsal on FRIDAY morning at 9:00 a.m. We will spend the entire day in preparation for our upcoming play. PICKUP will be at 3:00 p.m.

Theatrical performances will be on Monday, May 6 & Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Tuesday are $25.00 each and may be purchased at the door. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Preview Performance on Monday. Additional contributions made to help fund our production are needed and sincerely appreciated.

Food and refreshments will be provided to the audience during intermission on Tuesday night of the production.

Tempest RehersalGeorge Rodriquez directs our actors

PARKING is $5.00 across the street from the theater. Ask for IN & OUT Parking

On MONDAY and TUESDAY: We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Hardy & Betty Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy Street, for rehearsal during each day (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and we will remain at the Hardy Theatre for evening performances at 7:30 p.m.*

Please provide funds for LUNCH and DINNER ($5.00 – $10,00 each). Students may not leave the theater without the permission of the Director, George Rodriquez and Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Do not just disappear as Dr. A’s heart is weak from lack of exercise, his introduction to the technology of television many decades ago and over exposure to your children over many eons.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / IN-LAWS / OUTLAWS / FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with our rehearsals.

Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908 (EMERGENCY)

IMPORTANT DATES

May1 – Tuition Due for 2013-14
May 21-24 Adventure Trip

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ABOVE AND AN ARM REST

LUNCH IS AT 12:00 P.M. AT THE THEATER. DINNER FROM 5:00-6:30 p.m. ALL actors are to report back to the theater at 6:30 p.m. for final preparations.