Friday, April 4, 2014

{This Moment} Blurry Coworkers Edition

A Friday ritual inspired by Amanda Soule & many others.
Please feel free to share a link to your own moment in the comments.

Recap of this week on Not Intent On Arriving:

  • On Monday, I talked about my weekend wandering around Harlem, complete with a dressing-room selfie.
  • On Tuesday, I posted about my awesome experience taking a private class at the Morgan Library & Museum. Even if you don't read the entry, you should click through to see one of my favorite pieces of art I've ever seen.
  • There was a little scheduling confusion this week, so there's no new Writer Wednesday post up. But if you're interested, you can visit this page and click through to some of our past writers. I personally loved seeing everyone's photos all in a row!

Writing in other places:
  • Nothing's up online this week, but April marks National Poetry Month, so I've been writing a poem-a-day to celebrate. After months of not writing very much at all, it feels good. The poems are, so far, pretty terrible, but writing anything at all has been such a relief.

This weekend, I have to run a lot further than I'm ready to run (8 miles). I think I'm probably going to need to trim it back a little, and adjust my training for the half-marathon somewhat. I just haven't been getting the miles in the way I needed to. But, I'm looking forward to the warm weather and to getting outside and hitting the pavement. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?!


  1. Hope it was a good evening, great to get so many people into your shot. Love your 2 elephants image from the book you mentioned, and interesting to read your thoughts on the printed book. I do love to hold an actual book in my hands just for any old reading but I think you're right with their future.

    1. Thanks so much, Sally! It was a really great night!

      I completely agree with you that there's no feeling quite like holding a book in your hands, and I hope that won't be replaced completely any time soon. I see so many kids on the subway playing on iPads, and I think it's great. They need to learn a literacy in technology, too. But I hope that most nights, they crawl into bed with a printed picture book that their parents read to them, the way mine did. It's an experience that involves all the senses and a connectedness that I hope won't be lost with coming generations.

  2. A poem a day! I am so impressed. I would love to see some even if you think they suck.

    1. Thanks, Lauren! I will definitely send a few on! I do think they suck, but I'm glad to be writing them at all!