“No matter what happens, people need to get their stories out. Sometimes I think this is my life’s work: bearing witness, and helping others to bear witness. Bear witness, expel torment, see the red cardinal in the bare tree.”
One of my favourite writers, Canadian writers, and she speaks on what my writing mentor told me, as I grew more comfortable with my own writer status.
We who write, who call ourselves writers live as such. We are constantly observing the world around us, to write it all down when the time is right.
This week’s TToT is a little or a lot muddled all-over-the-place, kind of like my own life right now.
I am thankful for the chance to see myself in the media.
Check out this commercial. This girl has a YouTube channel and she is a public speaker, on Canadian television.
I believe it is important that the world sees that beauty and these products mean just as much to those of us living with a disability in the world.
I am thankful I could help my sister.
She has stuff to do to get ready for a friend’s wedding next month and she finds it hard to get a lot of it done at home, as she always becomes distracted by stuff that needs to get done around her house.
At mine, I could hold the baby and she could work. Not a bad deal.
I am thankful for yet another helpful violin lesson.
I picked up the second line to Minuet 3 easier than I thought. I really do love this song.
It did require me to use my fourth finger, which is not strong at all. It is difficult to stretch a fourth on the string.
I am thankful for a lovely Easter surprise from my friendly new neighbour.
I was not expecting the gesture of beautifully wrapped chocolates, in tissue paper, with a bow.
She wrote a lovely note with it.
I am thankful for another enlightening episode of Anne.
This one revealed more about characters like Gilbert. This is better than I could have imagined. I love knowing more about people, even fictional people.
I am thankful for the beautifully written verbal audio descriptions on several Canadian television channels, like the CBC when I’m trying to watch an Anne episode.
“The Woman is elegantly dressed and has a kind face.”
I am thankful Canada got something before the U.S. for a change.
Yeah, I said it.
I didn’t realize this one is the same one premiering on Netflix soon.
Either way, it should appear first on Canadian television, as it is our story after all.
I am thankful for women in history who made Canada better.
A novel idea for the 19th century: women are capable of talking about serious issues – Who is Kit?
I am thankful I could find out that there seems to be no problem with my plans to try zip lining.
My fear was that they would be hesitant to let anyone try it who is blind. So far, according to the woman I spoke to and her manager, if I will be with a group it shouldn’t be an issue.
I am thankful for the rain and for the warming April weather.
Spring is in the air and you can feel it.
I am thankful for Easter chocolate.
I don’t know what I think about religion. I don’t know what’s going to happen with the world powers, drunk on their desperation for even more. I don’t know what I am doing in my own life even.
I do know I am thankful.