The 4yo: "What kind of work do you do?" Me: I’m a writer. Him: "That's not work. Get a piece of paper, put some words on it. Done."
These “who they were” pieces are so grueling and so important. Names. Faces. People rich in individuality. See them. lat.ms/1U4JVCD
A 1st grader on the playground: "Hey Mrs. Bernier, you got a big haircut!" Me: "I did! Thanks for noticing." Her: "It looked better long."