Holding Together

With the beginning of a new month, a bit of immediate, poignant, street-level philosophy. I will ask my students to read this and give immediate feedback about what they think is going on here. What a short passage with soooo many possible interpretations! It may not be a happy start to the day but it does kickstart the thought processes.

Reena Saxena

The young birds had flown off the nest. A few memories in the shape of scattered stationery and toys remained.

A few months later, Joan could boast of seeing half a decade of life, and spending more than half of it, in cleaning up. Her job in the Fraud Prevention Cell of a bank, did not do much to boost a sagging spirit. The wonders of technology posed new challenges every day.

What could a paper clip do, in a paperless world? The brilliant invention is now a piece of junk. For how long could she hold it all together?

Inspired by Rochelle Wisoff at

Friday Fictioneers

Image : Claire Sheldon

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Author: ron877

A reader, encouraging others to expand their knowledge of English through reading along with me some books I am currently reading. I will publish some reviews of books I have found notable. Comments in agreement and disagreement are welcome. Ronald Keeler is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to https://www.amazon.com.

2 thoughts on “Holding Together”

    1. I will keep this in mind and try to give you a follow-up. My classes start the first week of September and I am compiling a list of really good and provocative writing. My university students are Indonesian learners of English as a Second Language. Out of each class of approximately 25, I usually get about five who can get across cultural barriers or references and come up with creative inputs. Once they succeed, each of them leads a group to explore other ideas in a rinse and repeat cycle.

      I look forward to seeing more of your observations and writing.

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