It’s Slice Day and I just couldn’t think what to write today… so I started with reading and commenting. I was so deeply touched in so many ways. Most of us haven’t met in person, but through our stories week by week, we touch each other’s lives. Hearing a mom with little ones talk about lovely little moments in her day makes my heart smile as I remember when my children were small. Getting to visit places I have never been with someone who is there is so exciting. Seeing a glimpse of different interests and hobbies I have never tried plants ideas for “maybe someday.” Reading a poem written just to thank fellow slicers fills me with gratitude. The story and exchange of comments that led to the poem was a treasure shared with trust, with hope for understanding. Stories of school, students, colleagues, great moments and ideas that worked ring so true. I’m often amazed by the creativty, courage, and caring that’s going on in the classrooms of my fellow slicers. Some writers have the knack for making me laugh. Slices about writing, about a writerly way of seeing things, about being a writer, have helped me keep writing, keep growing, keep writing for and with my students. I can tell some slicers are about my age, and I feel such a connection to experiences, thoughts and feelings that are so familiar. I was moved to tears by a poem I wished I could have written, it expressed my feelings so well.
We blog in the virtual world. Our sense of community is very real. Thanks to you all!