Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. and linking with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for helping us celebrate together!
Life continues to be busy with family, the bookstore, reading and writing. I saw Hidden Figures with my daughter and the grand-girls last Sunday, an inspiring story that also frustrates me because we continue to hear stories that have rarely been told. We were glad to cheer these strong women "who persisted". I am alarmed daily at the news and continue to attempt reading trusted sources and doing what I can to protest what is not right. I celebrate that many are doing this, and more!
I've taken a challenge to celebrate Laura Shovan's February birthday, a poem a day, this time with ten words and a current news article as prompt. This is the fifth year doing, is quite a challenge, but also a joy to have a time when it's quiet and focused on words and creating.
Here's one poem that I liked writing. One doesn't have to write from the topic, and can ignore the article, but sometimes I do write from it. This article is about the week's snowstorm in the east, and the ten words are
Bonus: pack a punch -
What We May Never Understand
She always packed a punch
with her cooking, her calling.
Here on the prairie, breakfast brought
out her best tricks.
Now her heart plummets as she pounds away
in the final whiteout of flour.
Bread for the family is the challenge.
No getting through to town in this snow!
She’s canceled her thought paths to the pantry,
avoiding the empty shelves this one morning.
Quickly it’s mixed, a slick way to avoid
the inside storm of hungry folks.
A bit of cracklings spread thin,
and the winds pound at the windows.
Linda B. © All Rights
And, I'm attempting to start sketching again. It's such a calming thing to do, and I celebrate that I'm taking the time for it. Here's one sample, using a photo.
Finally, I celebrate that full moon last night. The moon is one of my favorite things. I can't get a great pic from my IPhone, but it helps me remember.
Have a wonderful next week everyone!