Fortune favors the weird
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - in Places
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"Congratulations! You’ve stumbled upon the online giftshop for the first museum dedicated to the work of the Unnaturalist Society – the imaginative discovery of wonders that were unknown ..until now."
What a great welcome, and what a great initiative to stumble upon: the Museum of Unnatural History, frontstore of non-profit organisation 826DC. This organisation, led by a group of talented authors, playwrights and poets, teaches kids to explore every corner of their own imagination. The creative writing program doesn't focuss on how to write flawlessly, but on the fun of creating something that didn't exist before. Like Unicorn Tears. Or Beetle Catchers. All for sale in the museum.
The sparks that lit in their heads and the recognition they get for the stories they create, help the kids grow confidence. Wow. I sincerely love this 826DC program. And of course the curios in their museum. Power to the surrealists! (and unicorns)