The hosts of Sunday Scribblings were both going to be out of town and said there would be "no scribblings" this week. So we, the fans, decided that would be our prompt, "no scribblings."
As kindergarten teacher there is a big focus on no scribbling, especially from the point of view of the child. You'll often hear them say, "no scribbling, huh?" And many times I will say, "do your kindergarten best." But lately, I've been wondering what would happen if we could just scribble and put down marks on the paper and communicate the freedom of just throwing color willy nilly on paper...feeling the rhythm of the crayon sliding across the page or making a dot, dot, dot sound as we freckle our work...it would be a party on paper...an act of openess and just being...Would that make it easier for us as adults to make mistakes?
I read an article today in our local paper that talked about being a "mistake junkie," and I thought, yeah, that is what I want to be, someone who takes risks to seek, to find and just enjoy. Out of mistakes come the best epiphanies...the best wonderings...the best stories and poems and laughter...lots and lots of laughter.
"So today, my dear kindergarten kids, we are going to scribble. It's a scribble day...take it where you want, be carefree...play, play, play, and live, live live."