In Blue Pastures, Mary Oliver says that “Lists and verbs will carry you many a dry mile.” An encouraging reminder for someone who likes lists as much as I do! Last week was the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati. Dawn from ladydusk passed along an evocative list of words that she collected from the convention speakers, and I made it into a word cloud!
When I lived in London I got into the habit of recording a simple list in my journal. My days were too long and too full to do much detailed journaling. But the list was enough of a reminder to jog my memory and keep the stories intact.
I think I might try including this in our homeschool rhythm–keeping a list of words from our too full days as a small step toward keeping our memories and creating a record of just how we spend our days.