This morning, I’ve been thinking.
That, in turn, has taken me to thinking about thinking. Thinking about thinking doesn’t have anything to do with what I was thinking about, but it did make me chuckle.
Are you following this?
In a group of teachers, when one says, “thinking about thinking,” most folks automatically bring the word “metacognition” to the forefront of their, well, thinking. We’re teachers. It’s what we do.
Me, though, in addition to thinking about metacognition, I think about the Disney cartoon/movie Beauty and the Beast. Have you seen it? Lately? You’ve possibly got time on your hands–check it out again, it’s a good one.
Anyway, there’s this scene where the shallow, overbearing, narcissistic antagonist Gaston is in a singing conversation with his sidekick LeFou:
LeFou, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking
A dangerous pastime—
Really, it’s a classic line, and it’s worth checking out.
Like I said, though, it doesn’t have anything to do with what I was thinking about.
I’ve been thinking about what I–and most of my readers–are doing right now.
We’re taking our words, our ideas, our celebrations, and our fears, and we’re sharing them with the world. (Here, of course, we call them slices.)
That’s pretty cool, and that’s really, really new. The last 15 years of my life have been shared, but the first 40 or so weren’t.
I’ve been thinking about how, through blogs, yes, but more commonly through social media, so much positivity is being spread around the world.
Unfortunately, negativity is too, but that’s the side of the coin I don’t want to dwell on right now.
To the writers participating here in this writing project, I say, “Thank you!”
Note: to my readers who aren’t aware, I’m participating in a 31-day writing challenge hosted by twowritingteachers.org. It’s awesome. Check it out.