Thursday, March 26, 2009

What a Gift

Has it already been two weeks since my friend, Sara Holbrook visited? Can you believe she went to the elementary school where my grandmother taught third grade? Her sister might have even been in Gramma Beckwith's class at Berkley in Detroit. Amazing coincidence, isn't it?

Sara gave me the best gift while she was in town: an afternoon in my classroom working with student poets for this year's Poetry Slam. Just a small group of kids, she and I--an amazing afternoon. She talked about her poetry. She performed. I read one of my poems. Students read theirs. Sara coached, listened, laughed and share. Truly, it felt like a gift from God--just that simple--pure awesome.

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