I’ve left writing and art-ing and almost everything in order to tackle the new material of my life. As a result, while surfacing out of the cave that has been my last several months, I don’t know where to begin. I don’t think the events of my life are sequential any more…they will be presented here, slightly out of order. Yes, since June, there continued to be art and music and reading and friendship and family, but archiving became the least of my concerns while I was rapidly stitching what had become a torn life, back together again. Family was and is my focus. And so…this morning, I begin, with my difference.
I leave this post for a second and think about some pages I want to slip into this narrative.
I’ll begin with something small. I am smiling here.
I took a guest teacher role one day in the spring. During one of the classroom periods, I was to meet the young group of children in the library. There, magic happened. The librarian’s name has escaped me, but the library was/is housed in St. Boniface Elementary School.
The magic began with the reading, in amazing vocal expression and pacing, a book about snails.
The book was titled Snail Trail by Ruth Brown. Hilarious! And just look at the organization and the wee project created after this reading. Snails! A great idea for your elementary classroom!
The children moved seamlessly into their places at the round tables where they conducted the business of creating their own snail characters.
Other Snail books? I’d love to hear your recommendations!