This is the 10th year that Two Writing Teachers has hosted the Slice of Life Challenge. Thirty-one days of writing during the month of March, here we go!
This morning, I had the luxury of scrolling through facebook and social media since we have our SECOND snow day in a row that was called the night before. Jimmy Valvano in a famous ESPY speech talks about a great day being when you laugh, think, and cry. Tara Smith's post about Amy Krouse Rosenthal has me first crying and thinking.
In the video that Tara shared and I am also sharing--it's 7 minutes, so I understand if you need to watch it later--Amy inspires me to think about what we make in a more figurative that literal way. In the video that is a precursor to this one, her invitation to the park, she makes more literal things like books, beds, messes, and children. What have I made? Daughters, books, blogs, friends. Promises, pathways, pink hats with ears. I make things happen, I make people happy, I make people sad. I make lists, dinners, smoothies, roasted vegetables, and cookies. Amy and Tara have inspired me to be intentional about what I will make today, to think about putting the word "make" in front of:
- that phone call
- someone's day
- someone smile
I may make a poem out of what I make today. Maybe that will be tomorrow's post.
Onward as we slice,