[assignment: take a page or two - a scene - of Fun Home and rework it as narrative; I chose pg 27.] At reception after the funeral — “such a good man”, everyone kept saying, and they were all so kind, so tender. They walked past, shook our hands. The flowers and the casket were [...]
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[I'm at an all-day workshop for the writing class I'm taking, and I figure I might as well post my freewrites, as long as they don't get too weird.] We did in fact walk in silence for long stretches, and it was nourishing. I don’t often get to be silent around other people, or to [...]
Back in school!
something I started last night in writing class
for my own reference, may rewrite significantly depending how it turns out.
Thoughts about aspects of the trip aside from the sessions: traveling, people, misc stuff.
One more feature of a good pattern for meetings: short rows or circular knitting. I’m working on a hat right now that’s mostly knit flat, and the rows are fairly long. That means I have to judge at the end of each row whether I think the meeting will continue all the way through the [...]
Back in January I wrote about “cold spring” and “warm spring”, because that’s the way I remembered it…now we’re actually getting into spring, and I’m feeling a need to adjust from my earlier comments, partially because spring is so erratic. I’d almost say at this point that there’s a mild wet spring and a bright [...]
Another thing about patterns for knitting in meetings: they shouldn’t look too complicated to other people. So the piece I’m working on now — a pair of fingerless mitts worked in the round — is really simple, but DPNs (double-pointed needles) look freaky complicated. And that distracts other people, even if I’m just fine. (I [...]
So I’ve found that I can focus in meetings where I’m not participating much if I have something to knit. It keeps the fidgety part of my brain out of the way, keeps me from doodling about things not related to the meeting or futzing about on the internet. So I actually listen better. But [...]