Greetings, poets and storytellers and lovers of ink all around. I hope this day (and the ones to follow) are good to you and yours. In my bit of the world, things are as messy as ever. But they are—v e r y s l o w l y—starting to get better.
On March 1st, 2020, New York’s Bag Waste Reduction Law goes into effect. Yes, I smiled as I typed that sentence. And I’ve continued to smile every single time I think of the words and their implications. I know that the addition of one more state to the Bring Your Own Bag initiative won’t fix our world’s pollution problems, but… every tiny little bit counts, doesn’t it?
Announcements and Reminders:
- looking for another easy way to follow this blog? Well, then this is your lucky day. Go ahead and follow us with Bloglovin’.
- the topic for the next Weekly Scribblings is “A Mouthful of Flowers”, where Sanaa invites us “to write while inspired by flowers. Feel free to associate them with memories, to romanticize, to go dark or sombre, to press them neatly between pages.”
- last Friday was Wild(er) than usual. Yep! In her latest Moonlight Musings, Rosemary tells us exactly how she feels about “homilies masquerading as poetry”. If you can, take a moment (or three) to read the comments as well. They are… a rather illuminating melting pot of perspectives.
So, now that I’m done flinging my plastic-bags-are-the-scum-of-the-universe views and sharing this week’s announcements and updates, I should probably invite you to jump into the 5th Writers’ Pantry. This is an open link event, so please share a poem or a story or a letter or an article or slice of life… Your contribution can be old or new. If your muse is in a prose state of mind, then your contribution should be 369 words or fewer. Feed the link to your poetry or prose to Mr. Linky. Visit other lovers of words. The Pantry shall stay open until Tuesday night.
because a bit of clean humor never hurts