Here’s a sampling of what I experienced yesterday.
1. Facilitated book club discussion on Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. (See yesterday’s post)
2. Made a huge salad with the prolific spinach from my backyard garden.
3. Sat at the library for an hour trying to write haiku, but mostly just stared out the window.
4. Best friend texts. No yoga tomorrow. She and her son are laying laminate throughout their house. I promise to bring them lunch. (There’s still plenty of spinach)
5. Led a discussion on the use and abuse of assessment at the intern seminar. This is the week of state mandated testing. Gave out homework–questionaires on time management. We’ll see how many remember to do it:)
6. Thunderstorm with hail passed through. I need a new roof 🙂 My insurance carrier is pulling out of our state next month:(.
7. Writing circle, led by the soon-to-be-famous June, wrote haiku. Nothing but babble from my pen. My intention for the week–to read my haiku at the library’s celebration of National Haiku Day.
8. Posted Marge Piercy‘s poem “For the Young Who Want to” on our writing group’s FB page and went to bed.
This morning…my pen wants to write haiku all through my morning pages! About gardens!
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs
As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences – this life and beyond – we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know. Henry Reed