It's not a typo. You probably already know about NaNoWriMo, where people write a novel in November. I am not so ambitious. You get a post. Every day. I've tried it before, and I flaked out around day 3. Keep me honest, folks. Help me. Comment, respond, question. If I just wanted to write for myself, I'd do so. I have a pretty journal with an owl on it for just that purpose. This is for you.
Today, small son and I went for a little walk in the woods. It's a small woods, between the big cemetery and a lake. It's a wildlife refuge, but our only animal sightings were of some annoyed blue jays and an industrious squirrel. I was amazed by the effect of being quietly in nature. Small son was silent, watchful, at peace as we made our way to the car afterwards. It was only 15 minutes, but it brought us back to ourselves. We needed that --I needed it-- after the wildness of Halloween last night.
We're heading into a quiet season. This was the right way to start.
Sara Renee Logan has been telling stories to everyone who would listen since she was seven. She organized storytimes for her college roommates, and spent a year at Oxford studying folklore and folktales. Many years as a Waldorf teacher allowed her to tell stories about everything from Baba Yaga's hut on chicken legs to the water cycle to the life of Joan of Arc. Sara shares her life with her partner, Melanie, their son, and an unreasonable family of pets. She continues to share her love of storytelling and stories with audiences of all ages, specializing in bringing the wild beauty of folktales to young and old. Sara writes about parenting, storytelling, and about living a life with stories.