Monday, March 30, 2015

Dormant (#SOL15, Day 30)


When Trees Have Lost Remembrance of Leaves (M.A. Reilly, 2015)
I.

During the last thirty days I have been participating in Slice of Life writing challenge hosted by The Two Writing Teachers.  Tomorrow is the last day. The writers I've had a chance to read during this month who are participating in the challenge have made this a memorable experience.  There's no shortage of writing talent--and this talent is comprised largely of teachers.

Participating reminds me that I am happiest making stuff. I live in a home where everyone makes things. All day yesterday, my son rebuilt a computer in order to make it more energy efficient.  My husband has journals that date back to the early 1980s. He's forever scribbling thoughts--crafting some of these into poems.


II. 

Yesterday morning I took a walk about the yard in search of crocuses. Usually by now they have pushed through the ground and soon will be blooming. 

It's been a cold winter. No sign of them yet.  

5 comments:

  1. I love this. They are dormant--but in the act of making...Just can't yet be seen. When I lived in Cincinnati, I always looked for crocuses on my birthday in February. On those years where they were blooming, I felt great joy. In Rochester the crocuses usually show themselves in April. Today I remember they are in waiting. We all wait to unfold.

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    1. We do wait to unfold. Snow covers the ground here northern NJ today. Spring is surely its way.

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  2. I love making stuff too. I don't do it enough (unless you count writing, of course). I am hoping to make more art, even though I'm not that good at it, this summer alongside my daughter who loves art.

    Speaking of which, your painting creation is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Stacey. Hope you'll make art and post it this summer. My fondest memories are of painting with my son when he was little.

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    2. Thanks Stacey. Hope you'll make art and post it this summer. My fondest memories are of painting with my son when he was little.

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