#GHC2015 Almost Like Being There
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.
a powerful idea…words unlock the memories
Wow! Thanks Kort. I love seeing it that way, even unvisual as I am 🙂 May I borrow/appropriate/steal your graphic for on my blog?
That is a neat idea, to track words in your day.
Yes, of course! It’s yours! I used http://www.tagxedo.com/ to make the image. Here’s the file too in case that helps. http://www.kortneygarrison.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/word-cloud.jpg
Peace keep you, friend.
I’ve been doing The Examen, an Ignatian habit, for the last few months. Helps me look back on my day, make a list of things experienced and felt. Not just a list, though. A mindful activity that keeps me in touch with God working around and within me. – Missy
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