Wednesday, January 11, 2012
In the midst of a rainy day that would have been a blizzard if it had been colder, I thought about time.
Don't you have a day's list of "things to be done" press upon you but the day becomes what the Lord has . A listening ear on the phone twice today. Meeting an old student to give her a recommendation for NC School of the Arts. Writing some letters. In the car , I listened to Susan Macaulay as I took Emma to piano and to choir practice and to biology. Susan said " look for a half an hour at least a few times a week to read and ponder the Word." A good reminder. She understands life. Busy life.
Her voice brought a peacefulness to my soul. That is what happened when God called me to homeschool. He used her writing to do the same. I seem settled and calmer and life seems balanced after listening to her English voice.
Listen to her free.
My students had fun writing their own verses like Billy Collins' Aristotle. You can listen here.
Try it yourself.
The Beginning..... the Middle.....The End.
Then you will never forget Aristotle ( Poetics) gave stories that structure! Seems simple but then the beginning of oral stories to written is a fascinating history. Of course, Billy Collins makes my students say : Let's write!