Sweet time with my Mother and brother. We had tiny moments of memories shared and quiet time to just be in each others presents. Bitter in that my mothers health is declining and the day was rough in so many ways for her. Sweet in that the sun shone bright with blue skies for her to enjoy from her chair. Bitter in that we could not take her out to see the flowers at the conservatory that she loves so dearly. Life offers both highs and lows all at the same time.
I feel that way about our writing community as well. It has been a month of sweet times and bitter ( well really just a few hard times not bitter) times. I have loved writing and the push this challenge gives me each year. I have gain so much from reading the posts of other writers. I have loved the sweetness of reading comments left on my site. I have learned more about my own writing process as I pushed through the month and reflected on my students and myself. There were nights when I wondered what the “H” am I going to write about and then the sweet answer always came. I have built my own writing muscle and am ready to continue with my bigger projects this year. ( The children’s books await my new found energy.)
The bitter of this challenge really is only that it is now over for another year. The community will slowly ease back into its Tuesday writing time, some of us will drop away until next year and others will continue to write and read.
Thank You again and hope to read and hear from you on Tuesdays.
Joanne – a writer from the garden of words.