Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring and building memories

First I offer you a quote that perfectly captures the experience of spring around here now:
"... first tulip cracked its green bud sheath & opened red silk and purple-black stamens to sun--"
(from The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962, ed. by Karen V. Kukil)

And now I encourage you to check out Laurel Garver guest posting at The Alliterative Allomorph about ways to mark and remember the events of your life, a sort of memoir-as-you-go. As Laurel says, "Our life experiences provide some of the most potent material—material that will fade like smoke from a snuffed candle if you wait too long to write it."

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