Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I gave my speech about my grandmother yesterday. It was well received and I move on to the next round. She passed away quietly later that afternoon. She was 90 years old. I am so glad I will be able to honor her memory with this speech, and hopefully later with more writings as well. I made all my writing deadlines finishing my articles. I still have one article left to write this week on the loss of the birth center. I've had a terrible time tracking down the administrator to interview her for the article. I may have to write it without her input. I love the daily discipline of writing (there's my journal, my blog, my blank book I keep in my purse for jotting down thoughts and ideas, there's my poetry, my books, articles, essays and speeches written for the enjoyment or illiteration of others). I find it quite refreshing. Today I give thanks to the written word, and my grandmother who taught me the fine art of telling a story.