why untitled, unwritten?

I once labeled everything before it was written, until I found it kept too many words away. Now I am leaving the unwritten untitled, until it grows into a name.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


One of the classes at my placement school is reading my favorite book and I got to lead discussion on Friday.  This week, I'll teach about it a little more, and I want to get them writing about this line.  I've shared it a few times, but it's one I've had memorized for nine years because I love it that much.

I can't read it without remembering my incredible teacher from sophomore honors English, who lived these words in the face of cancer and even though we lost her, we never forgot.  I'm not sure I'll tell my students about that part of the story yet.  It's been almost nine years, though, so perhaps it's time to tell?

1 comment:

Naomi Bulger said...

One of my favourite books, ever. For me, To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies were turning points that taught me to love rather than hate the set reading in high school. Did you tell your students the sad but inspiring story about your teacher?