Winding Stream explores the journey we all make as we develop our imaginations. Winding Stream wants to encourage everyone and writers especially to get comfortable with the risk we all take when we release our imaginations and let them explore the world around us. Helen and I discovered several years ago while looking at my lesson plans for the coming school year that developing the imagination outward and getting comfortable with risk parallels the journey a child makes from childhood to a mature self. We ended up writing a book together using our two different voices.
On these pages we will explore more what that journey means in our lives and hopefully in yours. I encourage you to grab a journal and if you write or want to write we hope we will inspire you to take pen in hand.
Several years have gone by since I first wrote this. As time has gone on, the blog has evolved into sharing my poems, pictures and some art from nearly grown up and grown up grandchildren. Since one of them is an art student I believe that sharing her art and my poems that it inspires fits in with the mission of Winding Stream.
A special thank you to Helen Shoemaker who helped start me along this path of exploration. I have no idea what is coming. I’ll just have to wait and see.
Janice DeRuiter Eskridge June 2019