Slice of Life: the Library

March 28, 2010

Yesterday, I had two hours to spend at a nearby library.  My daughter had a birthday party to attend, so I waited.  Waiting was fun though.  I planned ahead with notebook and pen in hand.  I love to read children’s picture books and savor the text, thinking of ways to use the craft as lessons.  This interest of mine is why R kindly and persistently suggested I blog.  Due to still learning to juggle the family schedule, teaching, and writing, the latter seems to take last place.  I am happy to say that I was able to write about seven books that I will be posting beginning April 1.  Yesterday was a good day.  I wrote my thoughts as well.

“Today I sat in a comfy chair at the library for two hours.  I loved it.  I savored 7 children’s books and wrote about them.  I was lost in a word of words.  In the peacefulness, I drift to different places and temperatures.  I peek at history and meet people.  I spy on authors and illustrators, seeking their insights of words.  I’m focusing and practicing and dreaming.

Someday, I will be a children’s librarian.  Someday I will write a book.  Today I persevere.”