Standing on the edge
31 blank pages on the horizon
How will I get to the other side?
What will fill all of that space?
All creeping in.
How did I get here?
Looking back at all of those words and pages
Three years in the books and once again I’m full. Before I started this challenge, I vowed that THIS would be the gift I gave to myself each day, and what a gift it has been.
Taking part in this challenge this year, the ideas came easy. I know how to find them, I know where they hide. I’ve learned I can turn one beauty of a heard line or phrase into something. 30 seconds of joy can become a Slice.
The take away for me this year has been the insight, from others, on the community of writers we are growing virtually and in real life. I’d often arrive to school each day, having spent a few minutes reading and commenting before getting ready for the day. I’d arrive only to continue the conversations and commenting in real life, with my friends at work. People who now read my blog would comment. Fellow Slicers would share about their night of writing or about another post they loved.
As I wrote about moments at school, I was often struck by what people noticed that I had missed. The culture of literacy and learning that we have. I sometimes get so caught up in what it can be, I forget to see what it already is.
So, once again, it is community that blows me away and leaves me full of gratitude.
Thank you to all of the authors of The Two Writing Teachers. You’ve created the space for this beautiful community to thrive. See you on Tuesdays! ❤️