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First thing I’d like to do in Spring… by Derrick Walden

First thing I’d like to do in Spring

Is try to build my own racing car and everything

With new technology like a magic ring

You see how fast it can go

When it does its thing

With perfect timing and decisions

Where there is no collision nor accidents on the track

And safety to drive everywhere

With no time to spare.

And where you can sit back and relax, have a cappuccino and just look back.

Then you will feel the time lapse.

Then you wonder if you are sleeping at that wheel ‘cause you know with time and space, going through that tunnel vision, that’s like when you’re driving a racing car.

You sense the speed and it’s like your time slows down, ears catch up to the sound.

That’s like a racing car, and the things you can do, what I’d like to build…

If I was given that chance to build.


What if there was no tragedy in Romeo and Juliet… By Derrick Walden

What if there was no tragedy in Romeo and Juliet,

They met in the woods where love was all good.

Parents never got upset, they’d remember how their first love was met, when they were young kids as well.

No potions on the wall.

Romeo said I’d approach these realities and give Juliet all the time that she needs.

Showing up to love what it takes to beat detest. Love would explain the rest.

Maybe then parents can remember when love was at its best, when love was full of heart…

Where parents remember their start and in this way there were no rules set in place and Juliet and Romeo had that new reality on love and learned what it took to accomplish love,

In that new reality, the treasure chest.

Think Spring!

Here at Storyteller’s we got ready for spring! During our group we decorated birdhouses, made ducks, and wrote about what spring  elicits for us! As part of the countdown to the canoe challenge we made ducks in preparation for the duck race!


Special thanks to our executive director, Margaret Rybinski and her husband Craig for their generous donation of hollowed out gourds that we were able to turn into birdhouses.


Countdown to the Canoe Race!

This month we helped to support CPA’s annual fundraiser- the Northbrook Canoe Challenge. It is taking place on Sunday, May 6th, and these beautiful canoes will be on display! We hope everyone enjoys the start to spring!


Hearts, hearts, and more hearts! There was no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at Storytellers! Everyone got into the spirit of the holiday and decorated their own heart for our “Heart Tree”. We’re looking forward to celebrating the beginning of spring with everyone in March!

Superbowl Celebration!

There is nothing sweeter then the Eagles bringing home the Superbowl trophy- other then seeing fellow Storyteller, Mike celebrate! There is a link to Mike’s Good Morning America shout out below! We hope everyone had a wonderful Superbowl Sunday and we’re looking forward to our meeting on 2/14!

Link to video:

Passions Beauty by Derrick Walden

The gecko catches the flies

The palm trees show a small island

That is not that much

But it’s the beauty that they touch

The palm trees don’t have many leaves

But it’s the beauty that you see

The high speed catches all the speed and

slows it down

The red bird in the middle stays focused on the middle

The purple flowers

Give it purple power

The End