March 24, 2020 by Grace Cooper

Cyber Circle: March 23

Our team aims to stay mission-driven during these questionable times. While the world feels like a sci-fi movie, we continue to encourage the writing and sharing of personal narratives. We continue to support shared reading and shared writing. We continue to rely on the most important of human traditions: sharing stories, because every story contains lessons for the audience. They spark questions and curiosity. Stories teach us to love. To forgive. To be just. To strive for something better. Stories connect us, even–or especially–when we feel isolated and alone.

Each afternoon, we at ConTextos will engage in shared reading and writing to help us connect, to reflect on our pasts, to envision the future. To author a brighter future. Over Zoom, we will provide a short reading or a prompt, write for no more than 10 minuets, and share our writings as a group. Please fill out this form if you’d to join us.

Prompts: A) Write about what’s on your heart and mind at this moment, B) Failure is not fatal, or C) Live in that space.

Kelema

Live in that space

As I looked out of the window an hour ago I saw snow, now I see sun. To live in that space, to stay here in this space, I just want to stay forever, not under these circumstances having to be 6 feet from my mom, a doctor, and not seeing my friends. I love waking up to just go back to bed, then to drink hot chocolate with my cousin and sister, then to watch a Disney movie. To live in this space would be a struggle, we are almost in the middle of nothing and yet it’s something. The spring breeze and Chicago weather in Michigan, oh how i’d be great. 

Failure is not fatal 

Failure is not fatal, if failure is fatal then many great things that humans have accomplished over the years is worthless, and yet we use this information everyday. We must learn to accept failure as just a step forward and not a step back. Elbert Einstein once said “if you haven’t failed yet you are doing something wrong”

Bijou

Recent Posts

January 14, 2021

The people want segregation

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

Read More
January 12, 2021

Follow My Lead

I am already behind the power curve from an excessive mistake I made as a teen...this killing not necessarily greater than the recent others but…

Read More
November 25, 2020

A Letter of Gratitude

And yet, in both of these places ConTextos calls home where we work with those who are bearing the deepest wounds we find illuminating hope.…

Read More