There's so much in my life that goes better if planned. That includes teaching, of course--if I walk in without having thought through what we're doing, how and with what materials and on what microschedule, it's bound to be a bit of a train wreck... except when I wing it and glorious teachable moments unfold. (These are almost never quite in line with the prescribed curriculum. Hmmmm.)
And family activities and obligations: it's good that I enjoy the role of scheduling secretary, because even with an ordinary four of us, someone really does need to keep track of it all, BOTH electronically and on paper, in order for everyone to get where they're expected on time.
But this blog is one place where pinning things down isn't necessary. Some weeks I know what I'll write, come late Thursday or early Friday, and it develops amid the mundane tasks all week. Other weeks I have no idea what I'll feel like writing until I sit down to type, and I've learned that usually works too. Here's a bit more evidence that I can take faith in the laissez-faire, low-effort approach, found in my Inbox this morning:
INSTRUCTIONS | dmmg
hello the document is here
if you press print
you get to this new window
and then you press
"current sheet" as well as "fit to width"
and then print
and then it takes you to a new window
and you should know this part
i need it on two separate pieces of paper
(aka not back to back)
thank you so much<3
Yes, this poem came to me almost exactly this way--I only deactivated the link and put in one extra line break...et voila. In the comments, friends, I invite you (perhaps with reference to my long consideration of the art of language and novels-in-verse a couple of weeks ago) to remark on whether you also find a poem here and precisely why. That should make for an interesting discussion--one that I could PLAN to round up next Friday!
Thanks to Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for hosting today. Wing on over there to see what gloriously unfolds.