Thursday, June 24, 2010

{Everyday Inspiration} Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout...

This happens every week. I let my studio garbage can overflow. I am not sure why I do this-  but now it is sort of challenge to see how much I can balance on the top before it completely topples over. I guess it is sort of a symbol of my previous week. My garbage can tells a story and is a tribute to my hard work and the critters that have been created, right? Or is it that I just don't want to be bothered with taking it out (most likely the latter).  But every garbage night eve, I mutter the same thing out loud, "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout". 

For those of us that grew up in the '70's & '80's, I most likely don't even need to explain that reference. Shel Silverstein books were extremely popular. I will bet that I could randomly pick out 10 FB friends and they would be able to recite their favorite Shel Silverstein poems with vigor. One of my all time favorite books as a kid was, "The Giving Tree". I have saved all my S.S. books and I  hope  that Sayer enjoys them as much as I did. 

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Speaking of Shel Silverstein, I was pretty excited to learn that there was a musical tribute that was released a few weeks ago called,  "Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute To Shel Silverstein". I hadn't realized that Shel Silverstein was a Grammy Winning songwriter who had written songs for musicians such as Johnny Cash. The musicians paying tribute on this cd look interesting-  my favorite of course is the song, The Twistable Turnable Man Returns, by Andrew Bird.   So for you Shel fans and kids of the '70's, this may be worth a listen. 

Well, it's garbage day and this Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout not only needs to take the garbage out, but needs to take her son out on on a garbage truck siting around the neighborhood. You see, garbage day is a very important day in the week of a 2 1/2 year old boy. If we are lucky, we will not only see garbage trucks, but we will see yard waste bins, recycle bins, and get an occasional wave and honk from some  garbage truck drivers. Oh happy day...


  1. Love, LOVE, Shel and love this post.

    I will make sure I put in my Etsy vote too!

  2. Sadly, I don't think I've ever read a Shel Silverstein book! And I've read alot of books when I was a kid.. though, we never made it to the library. My parents weren't into all that child-rearing stuff. lol. I had to make do with hand-me-down books and anything I could try to force my parents to order through Scholastic Books at school. Remember when kids books were only a dollar? Or even 75 cents! I'm definitely going to get some ShelS books for my kid. We can discover them together! Thx Kristin. : )



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