February 19, 2009 Afternoon
1.I'm going to be away for a few days, but I'll be back on Monday. Over the weekend do something that you loved to do as a child--maybe it's taking a saucer ride down hill or making a snowman, coloring in a child's coloring book or putting a puzzle together. Savor the moments. Write about it.
2. I took a short walk in the snow this afternoon and listened to the way my boots sounded packing down the fresh snow, the sound of wet snow plinking on the hood of my coat, the far away caw of a crow. Pay attention to the everyday sounds. Listen, then write it all down. Maybe you'll hear some surprising things.