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It’s SOL Tuesday!

Last week, it was Thursday around 1:00, I sat in my teacher lounge. It was an ordinary day from my ordinary life. I had finished lunch and felt like tuning out for a moment so I opened Facebook on my phone. NPR had shared the passing of Mary Oliver. In the moment I read the words I felt a bit of something leave me. I imagine it was a moment of grief. I never met her, yet I did meet her words. They will forever hold meaning in my life. I cannot think of a time since I began slicing or hosting Slice of Life that words of Mary Oliver have not somehow resonated within me and made me feel like the air around me created a spirit of life and beauty. As I write these words now I feel a bit weepy on her passing. I have shared her here many times and today will be no different and yet so different. I share these words with you today, from her, and I hope you feel the joy, wonder, and possibility in them like I do. Thank you Mary Oliver, for all your words.

I decided very early I wanted to write. But I didn’t think of it as a career. I didn’t even think of it as a profession…it was the most exciting thing, the most powerful thing, the most wonderful thing to do with my life.

~Mary Oliver

This picture was taken at one of my favorite look-outs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan deep within the Porcupine Mountains. A place I would imagine Mary Oliver could have spun a poem within moments.

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Before you go, be sure to take a look at the following links in case you missed any new information regarding the SOLSC March Challenge and the April Challenge for classrooms.

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Betsy Hubbard View All

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and writer.

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    • For some reason, my comment isn’t visible on your blog Ramona, so here it is:
      I have been away from Slicing for months and you are the first slicer I read… I’ve been away from reading as well… and I’m back there as well… so it was so great to feel your book love and get so many recommendations.
      YAY and Thanks,
      Bonnie

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