In the third grade my school teacher introduced
a concept we applied in our daily reading called,
Whenever we'd read a great description or a word
that sparked our imaginations we were to write it
out onto a strip of paper. By the end of the year our wall
was FILLED with these awe-some gems.
I always pictured each juicy gem dripping, because
it was completely saturated with such
fantastic description. They were something you
could almost physically bite into, sip on or nibble at.
People or experiences can also have a juicy gem affect on you.
I love meeting someone new that makes you feel inspired to
be more acquainted with yourself, or to open your mind to original
"Like Stars on Earth", a film about a dyslexic boy's journey to
love and self confidence, has been just that sort of life-sparking
experience for me. I recommend this movie to anyone! The color
and music used are a delicious gem!