Image via WikipediaThis morning, I had a raucous group of tween girls replete with Dance Breaks amidst a flurry of writing, sharing, and exchanging ideas. All six are going dark and dramatic with their fiction, and so need the bubble-isciousness of Kesha and Katy Perry as counterpoint.
It's impossible for me to write for three straight hours (unless I'm wading in a revision), so we certainly can't expect the same of them at Writopia. Writing is FUN!
These girls have bonded in the past few days, have exchanged emails and even planned a sleep-over, finding creative expression not only in their writing, but in how they interact with each other.
They are so "fresh", in all senses of the word: new, impudent, cool. They don't yet have the self-consciousness that will unfortunately come all too soon. They're not afraid to dance: to embrace the drama in their imaginations and then to exorcise it with movement and music.
Us "grown-ups" need to take a page from their book. Life is too serious to be taken seriously.