Monday, May 11, 2009
Monday Memory Madness
Today flew by, but I can't let Monday end before I play along with Dani's Monday Memory Madness. Talented Dani, over at Dani's Daily Drop, asks for us to share an early memory of writing. When I tried to think of something, I was surprised that nothing concrete really came to mind. What I do remember has to do with my early sketches as a young teen. I loved my sketch books as a child. Drawing gave me such joy and satisfaction during my emotional up and down teen years.
If you were to dig out my sketch books from my attic, you would find pages and pages of comic strip characters with a caption or two attached. I wish I could remember some specific caption that would be interesting to share. What I do recall fondly is my pride when my Dad showed off my little drawings to visiting friends and relatives. He would bring me into the room and rave about my early attempts at creativity. He was so generous in his praise and encouraged me to continue drawing and writing. At that time, I was just beginning to play around with poetry and I can still remember his encouragement when I shared one of my poems. It was a wonderful validation for my feelings and creativity. I keep my parents in mind when I make a big fuss about my kids' drawings and writing. All of their beautiful, unique, handmade Mother's Day cards are prominently displayed on my kitchen walls. That's my kind of kitchen decor :)