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And the Spheres Are ….

Curriculum of the Day: The Arts

. . . Marbles!

Yes, they are a blue and yellow marble.

The big blue marble even has its own Facebook page.

The artist wishes to remain anonymous since the project is still underway. As you can see, the marbles have already made another move.

Two balls in a yard.

Are they being bashful marbles? Hiding behind the hillside?

The artist definitely has a strong intent every time they are moved.

And why haven’t we ever seen them move despite all these months of marbles knocking about the yard? Because they are specifically moved when no one is around—late at night or early in the morning. The artist admitted to sometimes hiding behind one when a car drives by.

Still, I wonder . . . . Where did the yellow marble disappear to for all those weeks? It wasn’t knocking about in someone else’s yard. I was never told the secret location for the yellow marble’s sabbatical.

So, there you have it. A mystery solved, in a way. What exactly the marbles are up to each time they are in a new position is for us to interpret.  

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Like your family we have twins, boy/girl, that turned three last month. I saw your blog entry for January and it looks like we have something in common, potty training twins. Like one of your girls, my son WILL NOT pee in the potty but his sister was doing well until she caught on to "Bubbie" not trying. I was just letting things run their course but our local pre-schools/mommy day out programs require the children to be potty trained and this mommy needs a day out. Bribery isn't working. Have you had any success?


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How often is the telly puppet renewed or replaced?

Katherine Sydney, Australia

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I read in 40 Years of Life on the Street about an incident involving Snuffy's puppet where a sombrero caused the wood frame to collapse on you and Bryant Young. Did they rebuild the puppet after that or did they just make a new one?


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I just wanted to say thanks for the blog. My daughter Kylie (who just turned two yesterday) loves to ask if we are going to see "the babies." Thank you so much to you and Marty for bringing the joy of Sesame Street into our lives every day.

Kendal and Kylie Montreal, Canada

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I've noticed that there are fewer Muppets and people in an episode now than there were twenty years ago. Does everyone show up on the set for filming days or only certain ones? Who decides who gets to play the Anything Muppets? There are some voices I hear more than others.


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