Sunday, March 9, 2008

How do you spell 'love'?"

"How do you spell 'Love'?"
Piglet asked Pooh.
"I don't have to spell it, "
Said Pooh.
"I just feel it."

Thank you to all of you who fill me up with love. I am totally feeling it these days and I totally appreciate it. Thank you for showing me in all of the different ways that you do, however small.

Here are some more "works in progress" from my writing workshop (http://writingaround.org) class last week:

3/5 We were given a list of words ( a sheet of qualities) and asked to circle the ones that spoke to us and to add any that we felt needed to be there. The words I circled were:

worry
fear
courage
stillness
uncertainty
faith
guilt
power
change
intuition
pain
longing
integrity
anger
perserverence
honesty
grief
joy
harmony
panic
confidence
compassion
confusion
creativity
innocence
doubt
inspiration
alienation
shock
honor
contentment
balance

the words i added were:
pride
commitment
guts
heart
strength
hope

then we were asked to double circle the word that stood out the most.

i double circled: hope

and then we were asked to write about this quality to bring them onto paper.

here is what i have so far for hope. it's not finished and i'm not happy with it yet. but i plan on working with it more. it is a total rough rough draft. there are some good parts, but very few!

Hope
by Shauna Berglund Immel

Hope walks through the door and into the room. A silence falls over the room as everyone stops what they are doing and looks up. Unable to look away, mesmerized by the warmth that Hope eminates. The sparkling light both dazzles and blinds as Hope glows, growing brighter by the minute.

Our next writing prompt was offered up by someone in the class, inspired by someone else's piece.

In My Knapsack
by Shauna Berglund-Immel

My knapsack,
which was once filled
with trinkets and treasures and dreams,
now sits empty.
My dreams for the future
stolen like a golden pocket watch.
Irreplaceable.

Thanks for reading and letting me share here.
xoxox
Shauna

5 comments:

Paris said...

Just beautiful, Shauna. Hope is definitely the word :) I'm so glad you have found this writing group... just the perfect thing for you. You have such a gift with your words... you are touching and inspiring people all over the world. So proud of you. Love you, p

Trina said...

Wow Shauna, I totally love your writing on the word hope. It is sooooo like that.

Hang in there. You're doing a wonderful job of 'getting through'!

Anonymous said...

Hi Honey.....It's granny gadget. such beautiful words you wrote...I Love you soooo much!!

Anonymous said...

The words I think of when I think of you are LOVE, COURAGE and INDEPENDENCE. I love reading your writings, I truly do!

It was so fun to see you on Saturday at dance. I still laugh at me trying to direct you in while totally messed up with all the blocked roads. The girls were fun to watch, can't wait until the Spider dance is fine tuned as it is magical. Irina and Wuling need to see it.

Love our lunch too, we just adore spending time with you two.

A huge congrat's to Dave, 4 in a row is pretty dang amazing. I hope he is very, very proud!

Hugs! Jaci

My name is Shanna said...

luv u, twin.

shanna