Sunday, May 10, 2015


“Think before you write!” she called out to me from the backdoor as I skipped off to my grade two math test.

“Think before you write!” she reminded me from the kitchen landing as I stormed off to my grade nine science quiz.

“Think before you write!” she encouraged me through the long distance phone call as I trudged off to my third year cognitive psychology exam.

“Think before you write!”

Her voice in my head as I prepare classes, mark assignments, document behaviours, complete application forms.

“Think before you write!”

Her voice in my heart as I compose newspaper notices of celebration and sadness, create letters of love, pen life stories, sign my name.

As I write.

I think.

Thanks Mom.

Mom & me.

©Conni Cartlidge, 2015