[Teaching Writing] Found Faces

Many surprising things happened today.  I woke up early, but not too early (!!!). I actually GOT up (!!!).  I took Stella the Dog for a walk after I got up (!!!).  And, I saw and took photos of fun things on my walk, AND I’ve already turned them into a writing prompt for today (!!!). Oh, and I haven’t had any coffee yet. Yes, I think I’ve finished enough work for one day, I may just go back to bed.  Kidding (sort of).

When my dad was little, he had the “back room” at my Nana’s house. The closet was made of wood and you could see the wood grain. He used a black permanent marker and drew the outline of a lady that showed up in the wood grain. I’m fairly certain he got in trouble for this. Happily for me, Nana didn’t cover it up, and, a generation later, I was assigned the same “back room” and spent many hours contemplating that lady. I was sent to my room on occasion (what’s the opposite of hyperbole?), and had plenty of time to imagine other people in that wood grain. Sorta like this:

On my walk this morning, I saw myriad faces. I thought I’d share them, and come up with a writing prompt from them.  Here they are. I did not move a single leaf, rock, or shadow to highlight these friendly found faces.

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