The WordPress Prompt today is Toy Story. We are asked to reflect upon our favorite plaything as a child and possible connection to today.
My answer is books. While technical areas are hard for me, I do not remember learning how to read. I read book after book.
I still love the beginning of John’s Gospel, “In the beginning was the Word . . .”
This love of books, and now blogs as well, is a comfort and challenge every day. You may remember Quiet Christmas Poetry, a large print chapbook that Karl and I published last year. We donated all proceeds to Time Of Singing. There is information on the TOS books page, if you are interested.
The Christmas blog is a free version of the book. When I spent time with my mother in a nursing home, I saw writing classes for the residents. One of my ideas is that the simple book may be a bridge to blogging for an older person who would like a new hobby and conversations. I see so many blogs with different interests: birds, crafts, poetry, food, family, watercolors, gratitude, etc. More ideas than I ever imagined before. So much creativity and hope.
And I think it is great the way print books and journals, and online ways of creating, can reinforce one another. Lately, I ‘m also beginning again with crafts I used to enjoy; for example, knitting and coloring my own drawings of flowers.
Post updated on June 23, 2015.