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On Oct. 1st, the nominations for Cybils awards opened. You have until Oct. 15th to nominate a favorite book in several categories from YA to easy readers, poetry to apps! Go here if you want to know more.
It was a spectacular week at my writing retreat that I was anticipating last Saturday. I've wondered how to share, what to share, and while I will celebrate poems that I wrote and poems I hope to write, I think I want to celebrate people today. This applies to those we live and/or work and play with, those we meet who are new, old acquaintances, too.
I want to celebrate how kind people can be, how honest and open, sharing pieces of themselves, if--a big IF--we are also kind and willing to listen. This workshop, while in the best of circumstances like beautiful surroundings, cozy places everywhere, and delicious food, we also nourished each other by listening, and by sharing. I met and worked with eight wonderful people this past week. We all do that, at work, in church, in other organizations, exercising, having coffee at Starbucks. And I'm hoping in all those interactions that we are kind, and willing to listen.
On a lighter note, FYI - I was awakened the last morning very early by a text from the airline saying my flight has been canceled (home via Chicago). I got on the phone, called Expedia (my favorite planner), and they found another flight for me! I'll celebrate that I didn't worry, just got started and was fortunate to find a flight. The bonus was that I had a long layover in Detroit, a great airport, and sat with a couple on the flight home who were just returning from Europe. We had a lovely time visiting.
Here's a photo of my morning greeting out my cabin's front door, and the poem I wrote to remember it.
Waking up early
and muffled bird songs
shivered me back to the cabin
to wait for the sun
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