Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Beautiful youth

Thank you everyone for another wonderful collection of writings! I admit part of the reason for this topic was curiosity to read about the childhoods of all these amazing folks I've been meeting through blogs, to get a glimpse into your lives, what first put you on the path to being you. Also, to see what was common to us all in our different states and countries, and what might be very different. As with the previous prompts, the variety was tremendous and exciting. There were long summer nights, games after dark, and rowdy siblings, but there was also loneliness and fear, abandonment and illness and tragedy.There was apartment life, and there were big houses on school campuses, or houses without plumbing, or even growing up at a summer camp! There were wonderful grandparents, adventures, boredom, and even one wartime childhood. A few writers imagined how their own children will one day describe their childhoods, which seems to me a beautiful exercise! So again, thank you all, and please, keep submitting throughout the week. The new prompt will go up on friday. (also, if you don't mind, do your best to return the word "wee" to common usage. It's so fun to say.)


Blogger Susannah Conway said...

to Laini and Megg, thank you for creating such an enjoyable way to fill a few hours at the weekend! Looking forward to next week's prompt

ps. i'd be delighted to be added to the list of participants:


Susannah x

12:41 PM  
Blogger vicci said...

Laini....Speaking of Wee...read about by nickname....

2:04 PM  
Blogger M said...

I love the word wee- I started using it regularly after living in Scotland where they use it all the time!! Of course, having an English fiance, wee also means to go pee! Gives me the giggles!

2:47 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

this was a great prompt
and i really enjoyed doing it...
can't wait to see what you come
up with next...

7:21 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

I was beset lots going on over the Easter weekend last - although that is really not an excuse for not participating last week. I've read many lovely entries through the past week and have smiled over many and felt immense sadness for many. I haven't heard the word wee used since leaving Canada, where we said wee or wee tiny to describe anything small throughout my growing up years. I'm going to reincorporate it. It's very sweet.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Becky Vigor said...

Thanks for setting this up, it's a great idea. I've done the first two weeks and will be doing weeks 3 and 4 next week. Here's my link: weirdorwise.blogspot.com/

3:02 PM  
Blogger Right Brained Gal said...

I would love to join. I know I am late, but I needed to get up the courage.


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