One of the benefits of being an empty nester is that I can now leave the house as soon as I am ready. I loved making lunch and breakfast and sharing the morning routine with my children, but I was rarely able to alter our routine. A beautiful morning would pass by without my having the chance to: take in the crisp smell of autumn; hear the crunch of dry leaves under my feet; or, see the brilliant peacock-like display of autumn's trees. Now I can. I am walking to work at least three days every week (being those when I am able to get out the door in a timely fashion).
When I walk to work, I am treated to sights, sounds, and smells that awaken my senses, but also give me a sense of contentment.
Take yesterday, for instance, when I saw turkeys on my way to work.
There are also mornings when I want to share the calm, like this one when the lake was so still...
What's a person to do? Share these photographs and experiences on my social networks! Those who I connect can attest to my relentless posting of photographs. This may not always be enough. I am thinking about how I can incorporate the things I see and hear and the students see and hear on our way to school into our library classroom.
Maybe we can post a photograph or share an item each week and students can share words, phrases and poems inspired by the photograph or item....*thinkingthinkingthinking*