March is for daily slicing, and all are welcome! Join us at Two Writing Teachers!
Cecily and I were walking the dog.
"So you can write about anything?" Cecily asked.
"Yes," I said. "I figure I have a few good ones from prom dress shopping. And definitely one about whoopie pies."
Cecily expressed her confusion about prom dresses and whoopie pies, not seeing the stories in seemingly mundane events. The truth is March could make my four daughters a little nervous since many of my slices center on them. There's always that wonder of what Mom is going to tell the world about their lives. And then there's also the fact that my oldest daughter, Larkin, has been a part of the slicing community for several years, as well.
We kept walking, and I explained the slices I could write from the dress road-trip, as well as why whoopie pies mattered.
"You've actually gotten a lot of mileage out of those whoopie pies," Cecily said, as we laughed about her senior slide, her ritual of baking for study groups, and the appreciation anyone on the receiving end of her baked goods had. "You could do a whole whoopie pie slicing series."
I just might.
Before I started this post, I looked back over the posts, over the years. By my count, this is my eighth year of slicing throughout March. Cecily must have been in fourth grade, while the others were in seventh, eight, and tenth. I know some of my slicing will involve rereading and remembering those some of those times. I am grateful for the holding place for so many memories.
And I am grateful for this community. It's become like a reunion in March-- a time to reconnect with so many of you while at the same time, it's a time to clear space for noticing, naming, and then writing about the moments that would otherwise pass me by.
Here's to March.