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Tradition… {writing me wrap up}

Writing Me is Bigger Picture Blogs series of writing exercises created to help our community dive deeper into writing, grow creatively, and learn about ourselves and each other. This quarter we wrote from the prompt “Tradition…” and each week we featured one of our community members.

We wrote about traditions…

…how the traditions I hold deepest in my heart happen on the inbetween days {Corinne}

…learning the hard way that traditions are organic and they can’t be manufactured. They come from spontaneous life events that are so freaking awesome you just want to do them over and over and over again without the “just do it you’ll like it” bargaining. {Brook}

… because
it’s with a thrill of hope
the weary world rejoices. {Jade}

… how all good traditions evolve {Melissa}

… that

Our history captivates us,

Nurtures us and makes us forever one. {Adrienne}

Thank you to all who participated! It was a joy reading about tradition through your eyes. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the above posts, please take a look and enjoy. 

We will be back in 2013 with a new Writing Me prompt… get ready!

Writing Me: Tradition {Adrienne}

‘Tis the season of hayrides and pumpkin pies, costumes and candy corn, drifting leaves that turn into falling snow and crisp mornings with flannel sheets and chunky sweaters that lend way to days full of tradition. What does the word tradition make you think of? What does it make you feel? Is there a tradition you partake in every year, or one from your childhood that stands out?

Take the word TRADITION and tell us what it means to you.

Go where your words and recollections take you. A few lines, or dozens, in whatever form moves you, write as your heart responds to the prompt.

Today’s post comes to us from Adrienne:

Christmas Eve

Take me back, not to his

Roots, not to mine…but to ours.

Awaken memories of little ones and

Days gone by…

It’s on December the twenty-fourth, when

The beef fondue, funny forks and sauces

Invite us to the table, that

Our history captivates us,

Nurtures us and makes us forever one.

Adrienne is a 51 year old “empty nester” who loves scrapbooking, blogging, photography and camping. She shares her love for God, her family and her hobbies on her blog My Memory Art.Though it’s her job as office manager that helps ‘pay the rent’, it’s the creative, crafty stuff that she considers to be her real work.

 

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We Remember… {Writing Me wrap up}

Writing Me is Bigger Picture Blogs series of writing exercises created to help our community dive deeper into writing, grow creatively, and learn about ourselves and each other. This quarter we wrote from the prompt “I Remember…” and each week we featured one of our community members.

We remembered… 

… quenching fiery sighs with sobs of salty tears the first time my heart broke. {Alita}

… feeling a net below me and possibilities above. {Corinne}

…as we sail on the crystal blue water and finally put him to rest. {Brook}

… memories to which I cling tighter every time I realize he’s gone. {Hyacynth}

…forever-promises, birthed from hard lessons and difficult truths. {Jade}

…being half of something beautiful, and all of something loved. {Sarah}

…pushing you away until you were broken, too, and didn’t know if you could fix me anymore. {Alissa}

…the dream fulfilled. {Adrienne}

… the merry-go-round fondly: as a childhood ride, a teenage conference room and as an aide memoir {Sarah}

…a woman who lived a rich and full life, whose legacy lives on in the multitude of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. {Stephanie}

…Poetry is voice. {Lindsey}

…Mr. Rogers was right; they did indeed love me into being.  {May}

…not to wallow or to punish but to but to focus the joy of today. The light that has entered and goodness that surrounds us. {Melissa}

 

Oh how we remembered. Thank you, to all of our community, for participating in Writing Me this quarter. The amount of creativity, of soul and spirit, is astonishing. Thank you. 

Stay tuned for next weeks Writing Me post where we announce the next Writing Me prompt!