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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


After discovering that Terje is reaching out to me (both in her slice and through a personal e-mail), I am jumping back into slicing with an answer to her question (and a little bit more).

What Christy has been doing:
Reconnecting (with a sister who now lives in L.A.)
Walking (once with Ruth[!] and often for more than 5 miles at a time)
Writing (with the staff Write Club at school)
Planning (some home improvement projects with hubby)

What Christy has been feeling:
Angry (Have you been following what is going on with Randy Turner?  Who is next?)
Scared (Have you been following what is going on with Randy Turner?  Sometimes things like this hit too close to home)
Disappointed (about failing to reach all students)
Quiet (sometimes you have to be very careful what you say)
Loved (by hubby, by family, by school friends, by blogging buddies—especially Terje who has reached out as a sort of ambassador of kindness)

What Christy is looking forward to:
The All-Write Summer Institute
Going to Indiana with nieces and friends
Summer reading
Seeing Shaping Sound tonight in Chicago
Summer projects