Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Slice of Life - Inflight Thoughts


Inflight Thoughts

Solid lights
Twinkling lights

Sprinkle the ground

Celebrating days of 
learning
friendship
renewal

Solid lights
twinkling lights

Sprinkle the ground

Celebrating home
reflection
action
comfort



I heard a message over and over at NCTE.  If you teach ______ then you need to be a ______.  If you teach reading, you need to be a reader.  If you teach writing, you need to be a writer.  If you teach poetry, you need to be a poetry reader.  I've been trying to write personally using digital tools on the go but what I'm discovering is bigger pieces are great on my laptop or my iPad.  It's the little nuggets during my day and little day to day snippets I'm not good at capturing digitally.  When I was packing for NCTE I decided to take a notebook and start writing things, anything that came to mind.  It worked a bit.  I filled 6 pages, the beginning of a writer's notebook.  This was a piece I captured while flying home and revised a smidge tonight.


Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering a writing community.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Slice of Life - A Rough Goodbye


I didn't know
what laid ahead

A rough goodbye?
I can handle
A rough goodbye?
I have experience
A rough goodbye?
We'll bounce back

I didn't know 
what laid ahead

A rough goodbye
Filled with screams
A rough goodbye
Filled with physical turns
A rough goodbye
Filled with unwanted embrace

I didn't know 
what laid ahead

A rough goodbye
Requires waiting
A rough goodbye
Requires love
A rough goodbye
Requires safety

I now know 
I can only hope
what works for my own child
might work for another.

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering a writing community.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Celebrate this Week - Perspective Shift

Today I am celebrating, a Perspective Shift.  I was chatting, via texting to my friend Cathy Mere and our conversation went like this



Thank you Cathy for helping me breathe, let my shoulders down, and try to enjoy a bit more where I am right now.  Our conversation started about something completely different but I think there was a plan for it to end like this.  Friends know just what you need, sometimes without knowing it.

Thank you Ruth, for supporting us in finding the positive in our busy lives.