Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Why Write?

"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop." ~Vita Sackville-West

I viewed this quote again from Penny Kittle's site. It is a profound quote one that should not be forgotten. I just liked it because I have had a wonderful time writing lately. It has been fun actually. I even see my oldest child writing for enjoyment. I bought her a writer's notebook when I purchased mine. She is still just a beginning first grader but she has so much to write about. It is inspiring as a teacher. I am looking forward to mentoring a couple of former first graders, now second graders during this coming school year. I think we will be changed after the year. I am also inspired by the many bloggers that are aspiring to be authors.
What will you write today so that the day does not slip emptily by?
I've got my notebook in hand, I'm ready to capture the moment, are you?

4 comments:

Ingrid said...

So exciting that your daughter is writing for enjoyment. While I was in the Smokies last week, my first-grade niece brought along her writer's notebook, and we both wrote almost every day. I was so excited when our conversation went a bit deeper about the difference between a writer's notebook and a journal. Hooray that she already is able to capture the essence so that she can write about it later. :) I need to take some notes from you. I like the way your blog looks... :)

cloudscome said...

Thank you for sharing that quote with me at my blog too. It is wonderful! I wrote a haiku today to remember the scent and sound of cutting lavender in the garden.

I remember getting writer's notebooks for my oldest son when he was in first grade. So exciting to see their first self-recorded thoughts. One of the first things he wrote was "my mom is a great potato cook." I'll never forget it.

Sarah Amick said...

I worry so much that she won't fall in love with the reading and the writing like I did. She is so bright and she loves learning but as a teacher you want them to do really well. It's like if they don't you're a failure. It's a motherhood thing I am sure.

Sarah Amick said...

And Cloudscome... Love Penny Kittle. She is way cool. Very inspiring as a writer and teacher.