"Why I Wrote?" - #Sol 16 -- Day 31
Inspired by Terry Tempest Williams
I wrote because my colleagues invited me, encouraged me, coaxed me, and finally persuaded me to write every day during one of the longest months of the year.
I wrote despite my initial fear, concern that I would run out of words, run out of ideas, bore myself, bore readers. I wrote despite my fear that once the thoughts in my mind emerged into letters and words, I would not or could not stop.
I wrote against the fear that writing would take over as laundry and dishes piled up. I wrote....
Poems visited me. The departed gave a nod. Thoughts buried in my mind peeked from behind the curtain of my thoughts, and places I have not seen for many years traveled to me.
Memories long forgotten resurfaced...
A "Slice of Life" every single day: a glimpse of our day, thoughts, and feelings.
I continued to write as long forgotten memories resurfaced in the form of the red gate, the ice cream sundaes, the "deferred dreams" (Hansberry). I wrote because each evening I looked forward to enjoying captivating and poignant "slices" from my colleagues' lives and days. Sharing and receiving comments was fun! What a writing feast this "Slice of Life" challenge. Comments gave me an incentive to keep writing as people were listening. I wrote as I realized the beauty of community of writers and readers. A community I want to create in my classroom.
I wrote because I could not stay quiet after reading fellow colleagues' entries that sharpened my mind, widened my horizons, and sparked questions for me to explore.
I wrote in search of joy.
When stuck, I followed any image that emerged and let it lead me to an unexpected piece and a welcomed peace.
I wrote because I can't give up.
I write now to wish you all joy and lots of reading and writing for the remaining months of the school year.
I write now to say goodbye.
Is it blog party time yet? Bring some tea. Bring some fruits. Bring your colleagues' captivating blogs and share!