Unwritten

Since I started my blog experience with a song, I thought it best to end our March madness writing experience the same way.  This is a song I have used with classes to inspire them to write.  The you tube version I am suggesting is especially good for ELLs because all the words are projected to look at, as you listen.

Isn’t this true for all of us, and all the more so for our students?  So much of their songs is still unwritten.  As we write each day, we are often staring at a blank age, reaching for something in the distance.  No one else can speak the words on our lips or in our hearts… so we must write!  Then sometimes as we read other slicers’ blogs, someone actually has spoken words that float about, perhaps unexpressed, in our hearts.  And we start to feel a deep connection to those with whom we share that experience.

I am so grateful to have joined this blogging community this year. It has helped me really feel the rain on my skin.  It has helped me notice the small every day moments that eventually build on one another to become our lives. It has taught me the discipline to write every day- a new experience, and in this community I have found the support  to do so.

Thank you!

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFD9LhxGgs

To project the words as you listen to Natasha Bedingfield sing this song….

Unwritten

Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, yeah, yeah

8 thoughts on “Unwritten

    1. This has been a wonderful experience for me. It is the first time I have written with this kind of discipline. Between reading and communicating with other writers, and finding my own voice, this has been a very rewarding month.

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  1. Perfect note to end on! There’s so much more as yet unwritten … but that’s the excitement and the growth of it all. CONGRATULATIONS – hear me cheering for you as you cross this marathon finish line! Knowing, of course, that it really is the beginning of a whole new writing journey. Hope you will join the Tuesday Slice of Life Challenge each week; I will usually be there and it would be great to keep reading of your experiences in your work, your life, and your ongoing writing odyssey. What a delight you have been this entire time – a joy on so many levels – bless you, Colleen! 🙂

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    1. It is a new frontier and I think I will stretch to the Tuesday writing during the year. It will be good for me and I will truly enjoy continuing our writing exchanges and friendship.

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  2. So thankful to have you on this writing journey with me. I listened to the song while reading your slice. It takes it to another dance party celebration level, like the ones you have in your class. Favorite line- “It has helped me really feel the rain on my skin. It has helped me notice the small every day moments that eventually build on one another to become our lives.”

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