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I'm re-reading Ruth's and Christi Overman's book, Celebrating Writers, hoping to gain more insight in helping those with whom I work. A sentence on page five says: Celebrations ought to wrap around many moments in writing workshop--not just the final product. Celebration is essential to the livelihood of young writers.
When I read this, I wondered if we can connect this to ourselves, adult writers, too, celebrating things like:
- Beginning a new notebook
- Working at a new structure in poetry
- Attempting new kinds of posts on the blog
- Noticing words and habits that might be better banned, at least for me
And I also wonder if we can connect the same idea to life's process, those many moments that we love, are proud of, and think of as rather small things, but they add up to the "publication" of life.
- Taking time to talk to a colleague who is struggling and making plans.
- Stopping the car when I again spotted some of those clouds, the ones that are really animals disguised as clouds.
- Problem-solving another challenge at my work, and thankful that I am able to do that.
- Getting my taxes done. Last year was a complex year of expenses and changing circumstances, but the taxes.are.done!
- Getting my car full of gas and car washed, pleasant and fast, but complete.
- Finding my calendar full of coming appointments.
- Seeing colleagues present at a parent education night. They were great!
- Almost finishing a book that I've loved. Will review soon.
- Visiting former neighbors. I miss them!
- Starting my spring break-now!
It was a nice week of moments. Hope you had them too!
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|What is this in your imagination, a scary monster after a worm, or blowing smoke or?|