Today is Slice of Life March, a challenge being held at "Two Writing Teachers" - Stacey and Ruth. It is a challenge every day in March about a slice from your life. Sometimes, that comes easily. Other times, it definitely is a challenge.
Up until today, I had little difficulty finding a focus for the slice. Today, I almost forgot about it! And, the ideas are just not there. Do I remember something from the past; Do I write about school? Write about something funny/sad/happy? Still blank.......
Usually the idea is sparked by something I see, or hear or find. Okay, where is the inspiration?? I'm waiting!
One thing I do know, is that some of the other slicers are so courageous and have written such powerful posts. Carol is one slicer who's words have really touched me and made me want to meet her and just talk and share. Linda is another - so open, caring and facing life head on.
The online community is huge - there are so many people to meet and share with. I often I wish we could meet in real life.
Friendship for me has always meant "Kindred spirits". Anne of Green Gables is my touch point for defining a friendship. Since moving to Cambridge, those kindred spirits have not appeared. Nice people, friendly people, people to talk with but not the deep soul touching sharing. A few people in Brantford have touched me through my teaching. It just would be so nice to have someone closer.