Deer Mom & Fawns
Photo by Hope LV
Students - Sometimes things just come together. Last week, Laura Shovan posted about spirit animals at Author Amok. She recommended ANIMALS SPEAK by Ted Andrews, and I now have it sitting on my nightstand, just waiting!
At the same time, I decided to read our daughter Georgia's favorite book, WHAT THE MOON SAW, by Laura Resau, a beautiful nature-full and mystical book including spirit animals and much love.
And early this week, our daughter Hope took the doe and fawn picture you see atop today's post. Could a deer be Hope's spirit animal? I wonder.
Can you tell that spirit animals are on my mind? I am watching for signs, wondering if I will find my own spirit animal. Have you ever felt especially connected to a wild animal? Do you dream about one particular animal? Do you see one animal over and over in the wild? Who might your spirit animal be?
As a writer, it is good for us to keep our eyes and hearts open for where different areas of our lives meet. If a friend says something to you that connects to a book you are reading, pay attention. If you see something and then read about that same something, listen. There may be a lesson you are meant to learn.
Last week, author and My Juicy Little Universe blogger Heidi Mordhorst commented on Laura Shovan's spirit animal post, "I think one of the things that distinguishes poets from 'regular people' and even from other writers is a kind of intense openness to connections of all kinds. It's part observation and part discernment: I notice these signs; I begin to see meaning in them."
Linda is hosting today's Poetry Friday fiesta over at Write Time. Visit her warm and inviting blog to discover all kinds of poems and poetrylove swirling around the Kidlitosphere this week!
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