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New Quote/ Neues Dichte/ Nuevo Refran

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
La imaginación vale mas que el conocimiento.
Die Fantasie ist mehr wert als Wissen.
- Albert Einstein

You may have noticed that I recently changed the epigraph on my blog.  I think it is more in line with where I have come to be at this stage in homeschooling.  Things change, our homeschool life is very much fluid and moving forward and every other which way.  

It is interesting how  and where I initially saw this quote....I have since seen it many other places....but this epitomizes what it says.  Imagination is worth more than knowledge.  We were walking along the boardwalk at the beach last summer when a man on a bicycle went past.  He had on one of those old fashioned caps with the little helicopter spinner on top, sort of like dennis the menace or something from yesteryear.  His bicycle was even more eye catching, the sort of thing that made everyone stop, and total strangers smile at each other, and even laugh out loud, in a good natured sort of way.  His pedals were connected to a large fan at the back of his bicycle, which, as he pedaled, spun and some other stuff that I don't remember.  This quote was attached.  The sort of thing to make a person stop and think.  We will be on the lookout for that man this summer, and by the way, he must be at least seventy years old!

Tal vez, le ha dado cuenta que recientemente cambie el refran que tengo en la pagina principal de mi blog.  Creo que es mas un reflejo de donde estamos en nuestro camino de educación en hogar en este momento.  Las cosas cambian, y nuestros estudios sigan adelante, y tambien en cada direccion.

Es interesante donde y como vi ese refran por primera vez.  Desde aquel entonces lo he visto en otros lugares, sin embargo, aquella occasion representa bien el sentido y el grano de lo que esta diciendo.  Estuvimos caminando en el malecon de la playa hace un anyo, cuando paso en frente un senor en su bicicleta.  Ahora bien, tuvo puesto el senor un goro como el tipo que usaria Dennis the Menace, esos que tienen el pequeno helice arriba, que mueve en el aire.  Los pedales de su bicicleta estuvieron connectados a un ventilador que cargaba en su espalda y con un carton que esas palabras.  Lo mas que el senor pedalaba, lo mas que movia su ventilador, dandole aire.  No es necessario decir que el hombre atrayo mucha atencion, y causaba a las personas reir y parar, de forma buena, claro.  Vamos a estar buscando el senor este verano, a ver si puedo agarar una foto.  Oh, y ademas el senor tenia como setenta anyos!

Haben Sie bemerkt das meine Blogpage habe ich etwas verandert?  Genau!  Dieses neues Dicht verkoerpert besser das Geist unsere Heimatscule in diesem Zeit.  (ich werde das Morgen fertig schreiben.)


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