I was invited to speak at NCTE’s local college group to share my Reading/Writing journey. I shared Douglas Wood’s A QUIET PLACE. It is illustrated by Dan Andreasen. I love the message and the illustrations are beautiful. . . “Sometimes a person needs a quiet place. A place to rest your ears from. . . “. I gave the students and staff an invitation to write about their quiet place.
A rocking chair can provide the best stress releaser of life. . . no worries, no stress, no negativity. . . A rocking chair has to fit just right, even a little creaking sound would be nice. Cuddling with a little one, warm with a fever or just unable to sleep. . . rocking and singing, rocking and cuddling, rocking and rubbing toes and cheeks. All the stress from both souls just disappear. . . only love remains.
We only worked on this as a quick write. . . maybe more will be added later. Other thoughts about quiet places for me were: Grandma’s bookcase behind the furnace, my room–a refuge from the world, my gazebo –retirement joy!
I will give you the invitation now. . . what is your quiet place?