AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly, or our newest temporary exhibit, My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters, see the exhibit, and possibly be featured here! This week, we are featuring hopes and memories surrounding the holiday season.

A Christmas Memory

For Christmas when I was a child, my father gave me an electric typewriter. On it was a message from Santa. I was near the age that I was questioning, and the note that reminded me that he was real, in the way that love is, was a warm and fond memory for many years. It remains that.

Poem About Life

I look up
You look down
Life’s too short
To be too tall
Have some fun
In the sun
And please enjoy life
Because life is only one


Feelings of Hope

Oh how good it feels to feel anything at all.

Even the pain that hurts. Even the struggle that feels deep within. I can feel these feelings with hope. Hope that I am living a life of meaning. A life with purpose. Oh how it feels good to feel again.

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