She stole poetry and I stole pictures.
Adding for reference.
My son from the age of three always tells me about the “creeper man” who lives in my mom and dads bedroom. He brings it up after he visits them. I made the mistake once of asking what he looks like. My son said “Oh, he doesn’t have a face.”
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A parent of one of my students told us in a meeting that she was concerned because her son (7 years old) talked about an invisible ghost who would talk to…
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This goes out to all you book lovers out there…Do I go digital or stay traditional? Recently my mother has offered to purchase a Kindle Fire as a graduation gift in her understanding that as I wish to travel, I can’t always carry around a library with me.
But isn’t that what I’ve always wanted? Haven’t I always dreamt of reserving a spare room in my dream house to fill with stacks of books galore, and a nook for those days when you just want to laze around and read? Also, I’m quite the fan of marginalia. Yes, as of last year I’ve enjoyed taking my time nothing down little tidbits, marking and annotating some of my favorite works. Will my annotating be the same on a screen as it is when I scribble furiously on paper? How exactly do I share my annotations to other people on a digital…
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I promised myself not to write more personal posts, but right now I’m happy. Very happy, and it’s a little unusual. I must say I don’t quite know what’s going on. As you can see by my previous posts my inspiration can impossibly come from something bright and cheerful, so my mind is deserted. To try to adjust to this new type of living I’m searching for something interesting to write about, but there’s already too much writing about the incredible happy couples and singles in the world, and it sickens me. It disgusts me, knowing that people out there are happy, and I’m not. Right now I am, but there are other people who are where I used to be. They are the ones I want to reach to.
It’s going to take some time to get my imagination going again, so I am truly sorry if you won’t hear from me in a while.
Now to the matter I really wanted to write about.
I love my shelf right now. It’s next to my desk, almost extending it on the far right. Stacked with books, notes, folders, old coffee cups, and dictionaries I love staring at it. Currently I’ve filled it with books on photography, America (because I wish to study there), and uncountable novels which have marked the world. Brönte, Collett, Austen, Hamsun, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Woolf, and a British version of Jane Eyre, recently watched. All the novels I’ve read, all the knowledge I’ve acquired, and those aren’t all of them! There is so much more I want to read, but time fools me. Please, send me titles of books I should get my eyes in, I want it all!
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Every writer has dealt with that massive, invisible beast that plants itself squarely on our desks, preferably in front of our computer screens, and leers at us in a mocking sort of way, just daring us to get anything accomplished. Sometimes this beast teams up with Facebook or another soul-sucking website and we lose hours without knowing where they’ve gone.
And our story sits tragically abandoned.
There are lots of ways to get around writer’s block. We all have our tried and true methods, so I thought I’d contribute a couple of mine.I don’t know about you, but sometimes (quite frequently, actually) I just need to get away from my work. And I don’t mean Facebook away or even read-a-good-book away. Those have their places (especially the latter). But little treats that allow me the sense of escape can make all the difference when it’s…
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