Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Poem from Anna

When Anna was asked to do a 10 minute "freewrite" on being a writer for a class she is taking this was the result.

A Writer
By Anna Petersen
A writer is an artist whose pallet is the pen and medium the mind.
What they create can never be forgotten or destroyed.
The trees whisper the characters,
The wind howls the plot, the grass dreams the setting.
If you sit and listen you hear the remnants of tales from across the world.
A writer is a magician of the most powerful kind. For they make not just words on a page but a window to an entire world contained in a single volume.
Not every one can feel it; the sigh that escapes the land every time a child puts a pen to paper.
But those that do cherish it forever.

This, from the girl that "hated writing" 3 years ago.  Now she fills up composition books faster than I can buy them.  She told me recently that writing is something she "just has to do". "I don't really have a choice." she says.  She is Laddie who had no choice but to plow or Michelangelo who had to sculpt. 

Sometimes getting a group picture is just plain crazy

This was one of those times. And I am so glad! Looking back at these pictures today made me laugh until I cried. I absolutely love these pictures and love the people in them even more.  They were taken after My sister and I got home from Women's Conference at BYU earlier this month. My parents, Camren, and Tricia helped to look after our kids and on this day Camren had taken all these crazy chickabidees to a Pizza Planet type place for about 5 hours. Yes, he is a brave, brave soul. And the amount of sugar consumed may or may not have played a role in the craziness.

It started off mostly normal.

But it didn't take long for things to get a little crazy.


Before long, they might have forgotten we were supposed to be taking a picture.