If you give a writer a forum, she just may want to tell you about awakening to a tweet from a blogging champion.
“So, what time are we thinking for brunch?”
And if she tells you about the blogging champion’s tweet, then she’s going to want to tell you about going to brunch with the literary giant, two blogging champions and a rock-solid historian friend.
And if she tells you about brunch, then she’s going to want to tell you about meandering through a bookstore with her literacy giant, blogging champions and super cool teacher friends.
And if she tells you about the bookstore meandering, she’s going to want to tell you about stopping at Brooklyn eyeglass store and shopping for a super cool set of new eyeglass frames while these fantastic literacy people checked their twitter accounts all the while agreeing her new frames were perfect on her face.
And if she tells you about the eye glass store, she’s going to want to tell you about the funny ride on the subway back to Manhattan with her friends and a stranger who was loud and funny and a little bit sideways.
And if she tells you about the stranger, she’s going to want to tell you all about wandering through Washington Park and happening upon a group of performers who were athletic and funny and flipped up and over the heads of three kids from the on-looking crowd.
And if she tells you about the performers, she is going to want to tell you all about shopping at NYU and then realizing that The Public Theater was nearby.
And if she tells you about NYU and Public Theater, she’s going to want to tell you all about meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda who she admires so much for his work on Hamilton the nearly ON Broadway play about “hip hop master” and treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton.
And if she tells you about the play, she’s going to want to tell you about the dinner had in Manhattan with the literacy giants and the laughter and the learning.
And if she tells you about the dinner, she’s definitely going to want to ask you for a forum to write all about it.
Apologies to Laura Numeroff for my approximation of your beautiful work on all the books you have written for our children starting with If You Give A Mouse A Muffin. Thank you writing teachers such a Kelly Gallagher who helped me know to try writing like this.
Thank you to Anna, Beth, Betsy, Dana, Stacey & Tara at Two Writing Teachers for providing a daily place to blog about slice of life through the whole month of March. For more slice of life writing, check here.