This is the great thing about Writers Week--we get to see so many different types of writing. I think both the comedy and gravity of the pieces displayed are so, so important for other writers to see. I'm glad you're noticing this juxtaposition, and I hope you're taking away as much as I am!
I'm glad you were able to take something away from all three of these stories, and I love how you include some specifics in your reflection here. Thanks for your thoughts here, Abby!
Today in Writers Week, Ms. Eldridge's piece really got to my heart. She shared a very personal and sad story that could happen to anyone at anytime which can catch many off guard. I learned from her that its ok to go through grief and its good to say "I love you" to people you care about so that you won't regret not saying it when you don't have the chance to tell hem anymore. Truly such an amazing performance that brought tears to my eyes.
This piece was really important to me, too. I like that you pulled out the idea about grief being OK. I think it's important for all of us to understand that it's important to embrace some of the more difficult emotions in our lives, and sometimes that helps us move forward. Thanks, Josie!
What really inspired me at Writers Week today was listening to Ms. Eldridge's story about her mother. It reminds me about the little things in life we often take for granted and to always appreciate what our parents do for us