The schools where I live are officially closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. The school district mandated distance learning beginning this week. I have been home from work for the past two weeks trying to step into the gap left by the statewide school closure. My children, their teachers and myself have been working to adapt to this new way of life.
Between learning new technologies and keeping three boys separately occupied, this process has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Even so, I am hopeful that we can arrive at a new equilibrium. Things won’t be the what they were before, maybe not ever again. But we can keep pressing forward. We can find new ways to reach our goals. Flexibility and adaptability will be important. But so will persistence and patience.
Here’s your writing prompt for this week:
Retell a memorable story you’ve heard, being as faithful as possible to the voice of the teller. What does the story say about the storyteller? What makes the story so memorable?
Stories are important. True histories. Family stories. Make believe stories. Our lives are made up of stories. And we need to remember them. Write down those you can remember. Write your stories.
I’ll leave you this week with this thought: