It all started with an Instagram post from my favorite independent bookstore, Island Books. The idea was planted and before I knew it, I was creating chaos in my own home. I couldn't resist. I went from bookshelf to bookshelf looking for books with green spines for my own gathering of the green to salute March.
When I was a young mother, we admonished our children with these words, "Don't play with your food." Today's young mothers know the importance of playing with food as an important step of sensory development. As I wandered from room to room and bookshelf to bookshelf pulling books, I gently reminded myself that playing with books, however fun at the time, would create a bit of work in the end. I ignored that voice on my shoulder and continued my playful exploration. Whether creating book spine poetry or stacks of books with green in the spine, I would eventually face the onerous task of returning books to multiple bookshelves. Even though I would never organize my
books by color, it was fun for this post to pull books with green
spines off the shelves.
On Monday I received permission for my play with these words from Terje's post: "An open and curious mind, playfulness and self-compassion will help me (us) through this month one slice at a time." Sunday afternoon, I looked at my two shelves of professional books (with a preponderance of green spines) and said," No, don't even go there." But on Tuesday morning, with Terje's encouragement, I marched to my shelves of professional books and and playfully created another stack of green for today's post.