narrative has that effect

so gladys got the first point in the guess-the-title-reference game! the crying of blog 49 refers to pynchon’s the crying of lot 49…hee hee…she’s wicked smart…there is a new title now, and the game continues!

so the Oakland A’s won the West! very exciting, and i got to listen to the last inning on my drive home after work. i must admit to being worried after the A’s choked and blew the game last night and the Angels won (one small crack usually leads to a bigger crack – ask any plumber!). but now my mind can rest easy πŸ˜‰

work was fun. i am teaching narrative paragraphs and that is always a hit. in my first grade class, i explained how a narrative is when you tell a story, and it can either be about your life or fictional or a combination. i told them that today, we are going to do nonfiction, a true story about their lives. one little girl, who is usually energetic, looked very dejected. i asked her what was the matter and she remained quiet. after a moment, i asked her again. she let out a big sigh, threw her hands into the air, and said in her first grade voice: “but i dont even know what life is!”

so i assigned her some extra credit reading: Hejinian’s My Life πŸ˜‰



2 thoughts on “narrative has that effect

  1. That’s one of the most profound things I’ve ever heard! Kinda feel like that myself sometimes… life? What’s that?

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