by Carolyn Dennis-Willingham
This past weekend I attended Austin’s 29th Annual Children Giving to Children Parade – a collaborative event with the Operation Blue Santa Program.
Their goal? To collect toys for the children whose parents can’t afford to buy them.
Since 1987, the concept of a parade grew. This weekend, thousands of spectators arrived to view the giant balloons, holiday floats, mariachi bands, jugglers and more.
We all know that our eyes can be deceptive. Most of the time, we see what we want to see … until someone points us toward the truth.
“No, that’s not possible,” I told my friend on our visit to Florence, Italy.
“Oh, my dear, but it is. They mastered it well during the Renaissance.”
“But it’s a sculpture.”
“Nope. It’s flush with the wall. It’s all paint.”
That’s when I realized I was a neophyte to the art of Trompe l’oeil.
Some people are popular. Does that make them leaders? Nope, not necessarily. Maybe they’re just “cool.”
So what is a true leader?
Sometimes you don’t have to travel further than your own state to enjoy unique scenery. And Texas’ landscapes are about as diverse as the state is wide. Nope, we’re not all flat, all wet or all dry.
Like the wet and cool?