a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Saturday, March 12, 2011

To My Lost Hour

Why did you leave me? 
Just when I needed you most?
Didn’t you know this was the weekend before the Illinois Reading Council Conference? 
Didn’t you know I have to lead department meeting after school on Monday?  Take the dogs to the vet tomorrow?  Get an oil change Tuesday? 
I am in the heart of the Slice of Life Challenge…I thought we had a beautiful thing going here, hour—you give me time, I give you my heart and soul.    
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder—I am sure I will fall for you all over again upon your return to me!


  1. Love your post! I love the extra light but miss my hour of sleep! I also noticed that when I posted, it advanced the time by an hour already so I made it with 2 minutes to spare! Beloved hour is gone.

  2. Here you are! I couldn't figure out which slices were yours and wanted to reply to your question about the basketball poem. First, thanks for the kind words--they really lifted me as a writer. And no, I didn't have a model poem; it was just me. It helped that I was slicing while watching the game though!

    Now about your post--I really love this! I think the questioning works so well and it sums up what I feel about the time change too. I know that I'll feel slightly out of step all day today and into tomorrow...