Mama Diaries

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Insecure Writers Support Group





This month's question for the Writer's Support Group is: What was an early experience you had where you discovered that language had power?

When I was in the second grade, my teacher read the story, James and the Giant Peach. I became so entranced in the story, that I couldn't wait for the next day when she would continue. It made me realize that words had the power to transport one into a fantasy world where a reader could actually care about what happens to imaginary characters.

Have you ever had an experience where you realized that language/words had power?




I don't really have a story today, so instead, I'll just share another recording from the recital I did. I'm joined by Allen Baston on piano.


41 comments:

  1. Beautiful!
    That's a really good answer. Almost a tough question this time.

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  2. They chose some good books in elementary school, didn't they?

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    1. Yes. I've always loved the story times we had after lunch.

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  3. Never thought of it that way, but yeah, can sure transport indeed.

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  4. As books become more and more digital, I hope schools never stop having reading time for youngsters with real print books for them to see and feel. Great story and love your music always.

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    1. Having a physical book is much different than an electronic one.

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  5. I became transported by words as soon as I learned to read. Books have always been my best friends, and I love going into the world of stories.

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  6. Really beautiful to listen to Sherry, yes language can become a barrier. I found this whilst living in Spain. Have a wonderful month of May.

    Yvonne.

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  7. I love your answer! What a great childhood memory. And the piece you played . . . whoa. It's beautiful!

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  8. Tough question and one I'd find difficult if not impossible to answer. Loving your recital.

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  9. That is a beautiful book. Loved the sonata.

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  10. I loved reading time when I was little, too. I couldn't wait for the next day to hear what would happen next.

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    1. I'm glad they had those story times in school.

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  11. James and the Giant Peach is a wonderful, imaginative story! I would love to write a book like that.

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  12. That's a lovely answer, and it is a wonderful story! It's always a treat to listen to you play.

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  13. Nice piece, I enjoyed listening to it.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thanks, Sage. If it ever works out to come to your church, I'd still love to play for your people.

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  14. Hi Sherry!

    You play divinely, dear friend! Thanks for sharing another concert clip with us.

    My first inkling that words have power came from my earliest visits to our city's public library with my father. I was awestruck by the sheer number of books and subjects from which to choose.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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  15. I loved listening to you play. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Wow, this recording is so beautiful. You play so wonderfully.

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  17. Lovely recital. Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed listening.

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  18. When I realized I could talk my mother into buying me candy, I just knew I'd discovered the power of words!

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  19. Reading teaches us so many things in life. I'll be forever grateful to the power of words.

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