i hear the grandies’ voices
one reads words out loud
while the other
writes ‘created words’
“maybe i should take a writing class.”
handwriting is so cool
because it is like
the written equivalent of someone’s voice.
me – “can you tell about what you wrote?”
kinder – “look up at the top.
the brown part is the idea mark.
all the rest are the ideas.”
i thought this to be brilliant
and perhaps should be our newest form of punctuation.
move over semicolon; the idea mark is here to stay!
“words are but the signs of ideas.”
“writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas.”
photo credit: google images
image credit: goodreads.com
spent a few beautiful afternoon hours
at the kerrytown bookfest
in the ann arbor farmers market
where i usually find the flowers and fruit
on this day
i found all kinds of wonders
new and used books
loved the gunslingers section
illustrators proud of their work
fellow book loving shoppers
passionate authors of all kinds
so many, many words
“reading is an exercise in empathy;
an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.”
language connects us.
“oh, how scary and wonderful it is that letters and words
can change our lives simply by being next to each other.”
“between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.”
street in university of michigan’s student housing area – ann arbor 2017
photo credit: grandie f, age 7