Today I returned to The Ohio State University and Ramseyer Hall for a meeting. I found myself wanting to wander and explore. I did for a few minutes after the meeting I was attending but had to dash out to get to a softball game.
I found myself wanting to remember. Remember the rooms I took classes in. Remember the people my path crossed with. Remember the familiarity of collegiate life. I was married and beginning my teaching career when I got my masters so I would dash to campus for class and go home but I loved doing just that. I loved learning more on how to be a teacher. I loved learning more about reading, language and literacy learning. I loved tutoring in the reading clinic.
While I was there, I never had the opportunity to take a class from Gay Su Pinnell but I did meet Andrea McCarrier when interactive writing was still in the developing, action research, going public phases. To this day, I love interactive writing.
I hope to during my two weeks this summer on campus I can explore Ramseyer and Arps Hall a bit more and maybe recall a story or two from my time on campus 18 years ago. Moments like this remind me I need to create a writing habit about daily life because stories get lost over time and then we are left with little incomplete flickers.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering and organizing this writing challenge.