Today I choose to focus on the positive.
For example, a pen exploded all over my hand today in class. It inspired a bit of writing, which I humbly share with you, although it may lack something since the blobs of green ink are missing.
The Power of Ink
My pen is out to get me. It thinks that if it explodes a little bit I’ll give up on it, and then it won’t be used and it can keep its precious ink forever.
Ink is like blood to a pen, but unlike blood, the pen doesn’t recycle or regenerate it. Once the ink has been scrawled across the page, it can never be returned to the pen.
The ink, of course, becomes much more powerful once it’s on the page – after all, it turns into words. Words that form stories, legends, contracts, and vows.
What was once plain ink can turn into the Declaration of Independence, or an adoption decree, or a letter to a soldier stationed overseas.
The pen is selfish. It needs the ink in order for it to be considered useful, however, the ink only becomes useful once it finally leaves the shelter of the pen.
November 9, 2016 at 11:55 pm
Very deep, and very true; an especially good use of such an annoying situation! 🙂 And I think it’s awesome that you write in green ink 🙂
November 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm
Thanks, Jesska! I’m trying to create a positive mindset for myself and my students so we can find the good and the opportunities for learning in whatever situation we face.
November 13, 2016 at 11:51 pm
🙂 excellent idea 🙂