Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
and for nurturing our writing lives.
Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
One night away.
Thirteen friends united by book love
Arrive at different times
The morning crew,
Two afternoon bunches,
The evening party van.
Two meals shared together
And a scattering of feathers
(A story for another post).
Careful book considerations
Followed by written ballots
Resulting in next year's book list.
A discussion of this month's book
Our late night tradition of hot cookies
And more talk.
Until the morning people among us
Stumble off to bed
How did we stay up until 1am?
Muted conversations continue
As we drift into sleep.
A morning walk on the beach
The sun peeking through the clouds
Highlighting the mountains.
Fresh fruit, pastries, sourdough pancakes
And more talk, followed by
A hurried clean-up of the cabin
And a dash to make the next ferry.
It's home to our regular lives,
But filled to the brim with book love,
Good food, dear friends, and memories
To last us until next March.
And a list of twelve books
To read and discuss each month
Between now and then.
|We didn't choose all the books you see,|
but we considered twenty-seven titles.
Thanks to Lisa's sister, Becky, for this group pic.
|Walk before breakfast with mountains peeking through clouds|