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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

guitar in the sky

One of my friends, Sue, is retiring...we celebrated her and RG retiring at our coach meeting a few weeks back.   I wrote her a poem about something inspirational she taught us when we first learned about brain based instruction.  She taught us that looking down allows access to your emotions.  If you ever need to stop those emotions from coming out, stop looking downward, and look up to the sky instead.   Draw something like the outline of a guitar with your eyes to keep your emotions in check.

So, I wrote her this poem as a sort of reminder of something special from her...dedicated to her:


Draw Your Guitar in the Sky

By Amy Rudd

When you’re feeling sad,

Looking down deep is bad…

Accessing your emotions is not a good notion!

Hold your head high,

Look to the sky,

Use your eyes to escape,

And outline the shape,

Brighten your day,

Give your sadness away!

PS  It really does work...

12 comments:

  1. This is an awesome tribute to your colleague and friend upon her retirement. Thanks for sharing it with us. (There are a few other retirement party/retirement stories I've noticed cropping up as SOLs the past couple of weeks. It's that time of the year, isn't it?!!?)

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    1. Yes, it's hard to say good-bye sometimes...I have a retirement dinner on Thursday too-3 really good friends are all saying good-bye

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  2. Love the poem for your friend. I will remember the last two lines for days. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Pamela
      I am glad those lines touched you!

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  3. Amy, I'm late. All of a sudden my internet went down. I was going crazy trying to figure out what was wrong, then remembered to unplug my internet modem for a couple of minutes. It worked! Finally, I'm back. I love your poem. It's such a tribute for your friend & to use her idea she taught you was such a nice one! I know she must have loved it!

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    1. Our cable/Internet wasn't working last week...we had to have time Warner out to look at it....got a new modem and fixed the outside line....thank goodness we got it back...just in time to slice! Glad yours came back on. I say there's no lateness to slicing or slice comments! Thanks for leaving yours!

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  4. Look to the sky, use your eyes to escape - like those lines.

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    1. Thanks! It really is what you can do to keep from crying if you don't want to...it works!

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  5. We really can influence each in a positive way like your friend with her practical advice! her words stayed with you as I am sure your tribute poem will stay with her. Thanks for sharing both.

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    1. Thanks Kim...I am framing it for her as a retirement gift. I have to find an antique frame as she has her house decorated in 1900s farmhouse style bed and breakfast. I hope she doesn't read this now.

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  6. Thank you for saying that there is no lateness in commenting. Your tribute poem to your friend is a gift to everyone else too. I love that it is in large print.

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    1. Terje,
      Thanks for commenting. I think comments are so helpful. It's another piece to the slice. I never mind if they are after the slice day because they are still like a precious little gift that keeps you going on your work of becoming a better writer. What do you think?

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