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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Could, But No



I am sitting in front a blank screen; a screen full of endless possibility and potential. But, I just can't find that one thing that feels right for today.

I could write about:
how foggy it was during my drive to work this morning.  It was thick, like cotton candy swirling around my car.  It was dense and dreary and dark enough to make my 3 year old ask why we were going to school in the dark today. 

But that doesn't feel like the right story for today.

I could write about:
how one of the parents that I needed to conference most didn't show up for her son's conference last night.  The child who, in his second year of kindergarten, is not meeting the goals and is one of my lowest students.  I'm so worried about this child but I guess his mom isn't.

But that doesn't feel like the right story for today.

I could write about:
how even when I'd rather be somewhere else today, I can still enjoy a good laugh with my colleagues in the teachers lounge.  You just never know what you might hear in that room.  I could write slice upon slice about those topics.

But that doesn't feel like the right story for today.

I could write about:
how the melting snow and warmer temperatures have me dreaming of not only spring but summer too.  I find myself yearning for long summer days stretching out before me.  I find myself longing to wake up without an alarm clock, to snuggle in bed with a cuddly kid for as long as we want, to eat a late breakfast if we wish and to cook dinner on the grill.  I wish for the freedom and contentedness of summer.

But that doesn't feel like the right story for today either.

I guess I'll try again tomorrow.

8 comments:

  1. I really lked this. Sneaking in difference stories. But I understand the feeling. I had a day like this last week where I had so many ideas, I couldn't put one down.
    I really like how you did it. Prayers for that little boy too.

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  2. I really lked this. Sneaking in difference stories. But I understand the feeling. I had a day like this last week where I had so many ideas, I couldn't put one down.
    I really like how you did it. Prayers for that little boy too.

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  3. Well you got me interested in every single one of those stories! :-) I noticed how much you are observing and that is the writer in you coming out.

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  4. We got the fog cancellation today. But I am counting down days to Spring Break first -- 7. Seven school days and 9 days total. Grilling out sounds yummy. :-)

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  5. We got the fog cancellation today. But I am counting down days to Spring Break first -- 7. Seven school days and 9 days total. Grilling out sounds yummy. :-)

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  6. Haha that's exactly how I felt yesterday. I really love the way you went about it. I cheated and wrote about other writers I admire and mostly quoted them for the "meat" of my slice. Love the formatting of your mini-stories too. Great post!

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  7. Oh the could of's we can tell. So many choices swirl, but just a taste will do for today. Sometimes the sampler platter is just what we need.

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  8. This was beautiful and easy to connect to, as all of us have struggled at some time to get that "just right" story written.

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