Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Joy is Round

"Ingenious little jewels"
Joy is Round
Article on National Geographic
Thanks to Kathy and her sister who found this article, here is a charming story about soccer balls. History (of temari balls) repeats itself thanks to the "joy of round."

"In the 30-odd soccer-loving localities she visited, in countries from South Africa to Ivory Coast, balls are spun into being with whatever’s at hand: rag or sock, tire or bark, plastic bag or inflated condom. Each might last days or months on a field of gravel or hard earth. Wherever Hilltout went, she swapped the store-bought balls she kept in her car for these “ingenious little jewels,” most of which were made by children."

Link to National Geographic article.

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