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Inspirational Words, Poetry, and Quotes

Skye Scott, assistant editor

In the weeks surrounding the National Day of Writing, celebrated every Oct. 20, the PVCC Writing Center had paper out on a desk with a sign reading “Share Inspiration.” Also on the table was a basket full of tiny scrolls, which contained poems and quotes the Writing Center tutors had chosen as inspirational.

The thought behind this activity was to get people excited to write and to showcase all the wonderful things that inspire people even when they are possibly experiencing hard times.

A few of the comments written by students were: “No one is perfect, that is why pencils have erasers,” “Your grades do not define your value,” and “You don’t make mistakes, mistakes make you.”

There were multiple different quotes within the scroll basket. One tutor wrote, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” from Frederick Douglas. Another wrote Lakdasa Wikkramasinha’s “The Poet.” A third tutor submitted Erin Hanson’s unnamed poem beginning with “There is freedom waiting for you, / On the breezes of the sky.”

The paper and scrolls are still located in the Writing Center room M617.

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Photography by Skye Scott

Photography by Skye Scott

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