Léna's Lit.Life

Léna (me): Lit, as in literature, Lit, as in light, Lit, as in a little kooky: Life.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Miss You! (And other such cheesiness)

The yarn is up my sleeve
In other words . . .

I miss you baby - I do, I really do.
Do you feel it too?
And yes . . .
There is much
to unravel and reweave through the written word,
*but* writing isn't the ONLY
                                     way of having a literary Life, is it?
Ideas percolate all the while I
         Lead,
                 instruct,
                              read,
Young authors find their own words,
Their own way to darkness towards light,
Their own spectacular voices.

In between traveling through fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and realistic flights of fancy
                            
               I
am spinning
am watching kids swimming
am dreaming
am learning
again, again, again,
That we are all a lovely chaos
Kaleidoscopes
Progressing through the practice of striving for our own
Personal bests.

Hullo. Don't know why I turned that into some half-assed spoken word piece, but hey, I got the URGE peeps. I have been full on busy with Writopia Lab summer camp and yes, starting my day with a spin class at the gym, doing two sessions of writing intensives and ending my day with watching my kids at swim meets. I want to write posts about spinning AND swimming and what this whole experience is teaching me about writing, but this is the best I can do, RIGHT NOW.

And tonight we had a fabulous Writopia Lab Reading at The Voracious Reader despite the thunder storm. Those kids really do rock it.

How is your summer going? What are you up to?

16 comments:

  1. Lena- we miss you! But it sounds like so much is going on and you are having a blast. Love hearing about you and the students - you are changing their lives! Kudos to you. come back again soon. We miss your voice.

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    1. Oh Elizabeth - thank you for reading and for letting me know that my voice matters to you!

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  2. Hey Lena! Sounds like you've been hanging with young writers. I just finished my last summer Freewriters class at the teen center yesterday. Go, Lena, for inspiring me! What? almost 2 years ago now? Will look forward to what spinning and swimming have taught you about writing.

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    1. Yay Amanda! Thank you for the encouragement . . .

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  3. Oh, that cute kitty . . .I've been thinking about you a great deal . . . so glad you took a little time to share what I know is a very rewarding experience. And you're even managing some time to work out. ;-)

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    1. I can't believe that I'm actually showing up at the gym! The kids have to be at swim practice anyway . . .

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  4. Sounds like your life is just packed with fun and worthwhile endeavors!

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