I come to you today with some inconvenient news. I will be unable to teach on Saturday morning because I have pneumonia. The diagnosis came in yesterday and I’m receiving treatment. As many of you know I’ve already been ill for more than two weeks. However, the doctors have put me on bed rest along with some intense medicinal therapy. After just 24 hours of the new med regime, I feel loads better (it helps if one can sleep). However, my presence on Saturday is not going to happen. Therefore, on Saturday morning you will all receive an email with some “homework” to substitute for the lesson we would have held at the library. Now if anyone needs any heads-down writing time or editing time Saturday between 10:30 a.m to noon, the room will still be available for Sno Valley Writes! purposes, so please feel free to use. Just please return the room to better than what you found it when you are done.
In the meantime, I expect everyone to have caught up on your homework, have finished reading or re-reading your text, and studied the links on themes in literature.
That’s your prompt. That and do something for yourself today that adds to your health. Take your vitamins. Get good sleep. Go for a walk. Release any negativity in your life. Please do whatever self-care is necessary to keep yourself healthy and thereby your stories get out into the world. Your stories matter. But you can’t tell them if you’re not healthy.
Again, I beg your forgiveness for not being able to be there Saturday, and I hope we can reconvene on June 17th for a new round of write-life learning.
Now your moment of Writing Zen:
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
What did you Write today?
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