The Happy Heart School

Living lifelong human care, development, education, learning and service for all.

“I don’t like this vegetable.”

I had heaped a pile of cabbage on his plate and he spoke in an amazing full sentence of valid protest, “I don’t like this vegetable.” How could I not … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I think (of) Mommy.”

Keith pointed to his temple and said, “I think”, and he pointed to me and continued, “Mommy”. Because I had been away, and he wanted me to know he had … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I can’t because it is nighttime.”

This is one of the most beautiful sentences I can ever imagine hearing. I had returned from a work trip and it was bedtime. I asked Keith if he would … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

erasing

“erasing” For Vashima Goyal, who clarified for me my veil regarding my journal documentation and my art, with so much focus, loving intent, commitment, scrutiny, gentleness and grace for my … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kindness

“At this dusk” (After Matisse’s Bronze Dolls), Watercolour crayons on paper, 2001, Peng-Ean Khoo Kindness came to me as a very surprising insight, after honesty. It is the time of … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whole Body Talking

It is so wonderful to be able to really have a full to-and-fro with Keith. When I couldn’t understand his words, he was so patient with me. I asked, “Can … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Two Bags of Extraordinary Ordinary

Today, I had one of the most relaxed and sublime Sundays: lunch and then, groceries shopping. Two of the most ordinary, yet extraordinary moments. When Keith was able to pour … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment