Friday, August 16, 2013

The Light in His Eyes

Felix comes home tomorrow after first a semester in Peru, then a summer working with at-risk kids in NY. We're ready for some of that sunshine, and for some of the many facts he will share with us about birds, life on Mars, possibilities for public transport, and the redemption of Detroit. As well as why he should buy a 3D printer, go to Madagascar, and plan a year of travel by blimp.

I didn't mention this at the time, but last winter he was chosen over 1700 other students as the outstanding rising senior at his school within the university. It's that light in his eyes.


Farrah said...

I'm sure you will enjoy having him home!

mongollisa said...

Oh, do put studying birds in Mongolia on that itinerary, will you?! (we'll even put a ger up in our yard for him to camp in!)

Yes, selfishly I would love a study unit on birds here in the western countryside of this remote land....if he'd let us tag along once in translators(?)

(we've been here 21 yrs God's grace!)

Seriously, he's welcome!


Rose said...

A year of travel by blimp, excellent
Madagascar, excellent
3D printer, most definitely.
Public transport solutions: p-l-e-a-s-e!

My late Dad designed adaptive traffic control systems (in binary!) in the 70s, he said over and over that public transport was the only way to go.

Fiona said...

I'm not surprised he was selected, with ideas like that and the upbringing you and the Composer have given him. Hope you all have a wonderful time together.

Lisa said...

Oh, my goodness - the boy who took so long to start learning to read! Wonderful.


Polly said...

I love this sweet photo.

Those 3D printers *are* really cool.

Congratulations to Felix, too, on his standout achievement. A great honor!

Margo said...

I had no idea such things as 3D printers existed. Clearly, I need teenagers and college students in my life.

Marlaine said...

Congratulations to Felix AND his (rightfully!) proud family. It's such a blessing when our chicks spread their wings to fly, and then come back to the nest to share their adventures! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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