So, I thought I would share a few random summer discoveries…
1. $20 can get you a lobster, corn, potato salad or cole-slaw, and a whoopie pie in Red Hook, Brooklyn. And the lobster is brought in from Maine daily.
2. Writing in 1st person/present tense is fun. I love the urgency. It is insistent. It says: what is now is now. It is less of a sigh…well, this happened once.
3. Still…1st person/present tense allows you to say, well, this happened once, this is happening now, this is what I wish would happen. It allows a lot of freedom and I’m intrigued…
4. There is never, ever one opinion…about anything.
5. It is possible to show a child a toy and have them:
a. Shield their eyes
6. Three and four year olds take things very literally.
7. Five and six year olds take things less literally.
8. When you begin to think too hard, too long, too deeply about the things you create, remember this: silly bandz are a national phenomenom.
9. Some books are meant to be read quickly.
10. Sometimes…no matter how wide you open the windows, how high you turn on the air conditioning, which direction you face the fan, which doors you close or leave open, which parts of the stove you don’t use…sometimes…the heat does not want to go away.
What things are you discovering this summer?