“I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to sooth a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the brokenhearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.”
― Shannon L. Alder
It’s Tuesday, let’s write!
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOLS bloggers.
54 thoughts on “Write. Share. Give.”
Registration vignettes in prek
Reflecting on PitchWars: https://deowriter.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/sol15-pitch-wars-and-being-open/
We planted seeds. They grew! I’m giddy about my first garden! http://www.readingamidthechaos.blogspot.com/2015/09/giddy-about-gardening-sol.html
The way more Christians should live
A post dedicated to the authors — thank you! http://wp.me/p3eVyl-cp
My life in seven stories: http://www.44andoxford.com
I love writing workshop!!!!
Child Matters. https://daywells.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/child-matters/
Considering what is important in these critical first days of school.
Be ready….Be brave…first graders are HONEST!
Wow–I’d forgotten how hard it is to marshal my thoughts and write after a long day at school! Here’s a half-baked poem about rain in Paris from my trip this summer.
My first video! http://mrstaylorstales.blogspot.com/2015/08/my-first-video.html
It’s been a while since I’ve sliced…happy to be back!
First day of teaching for me! http://iheartpurplestuff.blogspot.com/2015/09/severe.html
I reach to turn the calendar to September and end up meandering through my summer reads
I write to share what’s happening in our classroom. Today was all about the magic of making something out of nothing: http://portable-teacher.blogspot.com/2015/09/making-magic.html
Thank you all for sending me to Highlights! It’s a game-changer kind of place.
Sometimes it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and hectic mindset that is required in this life. https://edublogs.wcs.edu/teachingfromoutoftheblue/2015/09/01/got-lost/
I haven’t blogged in ages and found myself writing a very similar thing to my last blog post. Oh, well. It’s current, short and sweet. https://beachhousefarmhouse.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/ive-had-a-brainwave/
For those of you who know who Little Teddy is, you’ll understand why I aged more today when Isabelle lost her at the library — again.
I have so much fun assessing my new readers 1:1. It really is a personality read.
Playing with Family History
Observing the students during a writing workshop.
Back to School Weight
I have not written a slice in awhile due to life TURNS – my short slice for today.
Some things are just too hard to resist.
Settling into our house and fixing things.
Sometimes you just have to be you…
Everything is the same. The same, but different.
Extreme gardening. A metaphor in there somewhere?
Love that poem, Tara! Thanks for sharing!
Why did I write today? I write to remember and I write because God loves stories — especially stories about children!
Goals I hold close to my heart.
It’s the start of a new year.
Try something new. Have a goal.
Back at work and setting up my new room.
A Slice for new teachers…http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2015/09/slice-of-life-new-teachers.html
September . . . a time to remember . . .
Racing the Rain!
Getting back into slicing and the routines of a new year!
something new for me to try with writing. http://thesassybibliophile.blogspot.com/2015/09/on-tuesdays-we-write.html
Thinking about word choice
I wanted to change a rule. Here’s how I went about it through persuasive writing:
First day of school was professional development with Lester Laminack http://www.literacyonthemind.com/2015/09/slice-of-life-professional-development.html
I write to have conversations!
Enjoying re-reading Ralph Fletcher’s “What a Writer Needs,” https://aileenhower.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/young-enough/
The first Chalkabration of the year! Thanks, Betsy Hubbard. https://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/first-chalkabration-of-the-year/
Tech woes for a tired mind: http://morebooksthantime.blogspot.com/2015/09/tuesday-slice-debugging.html
We went to see An American in Paris on Broadway
Here’s the correct link:
This first day of school is about my own children. http://moranreflections.blogspot.com/2015/09/stepping-back-on-this-first-day.html
School begins on Wednesday, and our classroom is ready. Here’s a tour:
Letters to Tuvia http://wp.me/p3Gehh-D8
Among the other good surveys of students, this will give some different insights to students: http://www.teacherdance.org/2015/08/things-that-matter.html
About that time Alex took a flight home to propose to Casey
What a great list Tara. So many reasons to write. Tonight “I write to sooth a mind that races.” https://jarhartz.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/slice-of-life-reading-lessons/
As the school year begins for me today, thinking about what I wish for all of us: http://couragedoesnotroar.blogspot.com/2015/08/i-wish-us-more-sol15.html
Hello all, I have not posted much since the SOLSC in March. But here’s post about the start to my school year. Hope your writing and teaching are passionate and fulfilling! http://teachingfrombehind.blogspot.com/2015/08/sol-september-1-2015-back-in-thick-of-it.html
Summer Day Reflection http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/09/summer-day-reflection.html
Love the poem by Shannon L. Adler
Answering student’s questions is the best part of teaching…at least it was for me. (And a small tribute to recently deceased Oliver Sacks)
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