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.
That's a really good answer. Almost a tough question this time.
Thanks. Yes, it was a tough question.Delete
They chose some good books in elementary school, didn't they?ReplyDelete
Yes. I've always loved the story times we had after lunch.Delete
Never thought of it that way, but yeah, can sure transport indeed.ReplyDelete
It's a good bit of escapism.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Having a physical book is much different than an electronic one.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
It's amazing what worlds authors create.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Twas a nice sonata!ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it.Delete
I love your answer! What a great childhood memory. And the piece you played . . . whoa. It's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Tough question and one I'd find difficult if not impossible to answer. Loving your recital.ReplyDelete
It was a challenging one this time.Delete
That is a beautiful book. Loved the sonata.ReplyDelete
I loved reading time when I was little, too. I couldn't wait for the next day to hear what would happen next.ReplyDelete
I'm glad they had those story times in school.Delete
James and the Giant Peach is a wonderful, imaginative story! I would love to write a book like that.ReplyDelete
Definitely one of my favorites!Delete
That's a lovely answer, and it is a wonderful story! It's always a treat to listen to you play.ReplyDelete
Nice piece, I enjoyed listening to it.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sage. If it ever works out to come to your church, I'd still love to play for your people.Delete
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!
I loved listening to you play. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow, this recording is so beautiful. You play so wonderfully.ReplyDelete
Lovely recital. Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed listening.ReplyDelete
So glad you enjoyed it!Delete
When I realized I could talk my mother into buying me candy, I just knew I'd discovered the power of words!ReplyDelete
P.S. Great recording.Delete
They can really get you something! And thanks!Delete
Reading teaches us so many things in life. I'll be forever grateful to the power of words.ReplyDelete
You are so right about that!Delete
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