I don’t remember what I was doing yesterday, but it occurred to me that our country—modern age? zeitgeist?—has an endorsing problem exacerbated by its weird relationship with “banning.”
Not everyone likes poetry and that is fine. At the same time, maybe we can admit that we often like to read rhyming scripts to our kiddos. We like how little lessons can seem a little more learnable. Now, poetry is not always for the sake of learning. Self-expression is the big genre these days, but that is far from refuting poetry as an educational tool. And, as a tool, it can plant a seed, hack a weed, or dig down deep. But, what does that have to do with apples?
Enjoyable. We want what we write to be enjoyable, so what, exactly, does that mean?
Maybe your weekend needs a random art/Veith sale. Wonder what that means? Dr. Gene Edward Veith has frankly probably written more books than you realize. He really is a culture guy, as well as vocation expert. So, he’s been commissioned to write various stuff, including the beautiful book, Painters of Faith: The Spiritual Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America.
It’s a real blow to me that I lost a slip of paper. I’d charted out my blog week and wrote three themes for poetry. And, isn’t it easy to just sink into a loss sometimes? It’s a piece of paper. It’s probably sitting at church in the Bible study room where I wrote it. But it’s given me the blahs. What do you do when your creativity runs low?
I lost my list outlining my blog for the week. I forgot entry day for the county fair. I got lost TWICE on a single trip yesterday!!! And, I totally cannot get on Facebook on 9/11 anniversaries. But today, today, is a new day.
You know how I am about resources. I want them sound, ample, and free! 🙂 So my next resource project is going to be looking for human care topics, especially those that need to tread careful lines between honesty, Scriptural teaching, and avoiding abject despair. You know the ones. Often about sexuality but increasingly covering so many human care topics!
I’ve had two totally great ideas this weekend. I just hope I remember them!!! Because, while I did do a bunch of outdoorsy work on our first beautiful day in forever, I did NOT get the writing done I thought I would! But, please, (don’t steal this!) tell me: what do you think about poetry fighting heresies?
Today I read a short story/ deleted scene, which I loved, by Vanessa Rasanen as she gears up to release the first novel in her Hearts on Guard series. Woo hoo! I’ll try to type up a review of that over the weekend for next week. Meanwhile I picked up a book to pre-read for my kiddos and realized, “I’ve absolutely read this before! And forgotten everything except a single scene at the very end!”
Let me tell you about the latest book I love: Aslan’s World: Biblical Images and Themes in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a Bible study by Dr. Angus Menuge.