It's the March Slice of Life Story Challenge at Two Writing Teachers!
The view from my office window.
I got home from school, dropped my stuff in the kitchen, changed for Cyclebar, grabbed a leftover green smoothie from the fridge, and plopped down in our office to see if I could figure out what to write about for today's Slice. I was feeling a little stressed because there are some unknowns about my teaching role next year, and I was trying to shrug off that tension by looking around at sources on my computer that might inspire some writing. I came across an Instagram post by Anne Lamott promoting her upcoming book tour. I love the title of her new book...Hallelujah Anyway. I was pondering that praise when I finally realized how beautiful it was outside.
Not knowing exactly what next year might bring?
What about those white blossoms,
petals like delicate crepe paper,
the centers a barely blush pink.
Are they flimsy and easily blown away?
Look at how they burst forth through
those tough casings
that enclosed them for months,
casting them to the ground in a frenzy.
Full of glory and grit.
Maybe they don't know frost
will still be coming.
Are they worried?
It doesn't matter to them.
They know they've been created
so they'll sing for now...