This Black History Month I had planned to write a post about the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. He is inspiring a country to forgo the status quo, look past race, and consider the best person possible to run this country. Obama has supporters from around the world who are hoping for a major shift in international relations, and many at home hoping for the same and much more. Then my muse came along and my plan shifted a bit.
This morning my son came to me grinning from ear to ear with a new composition book in his hand. I thought he just wanted to show the the book itself because it was kind of cool with a wildly designed cover and bright colors. Then he opened the book and showed me the words “Shalawn as a Bear.” I asked him what it was and he replied “the title of my story.” Next he let me read his story:
once UPON a time there was a Little nice BeaR named SHALAWN WHO was Lost in the woods. the BeAR WAS HUNGRY SHe did not know