Everything used to be something else. Hold that thought. Begin with a sentence that uses this form: Where there was once ...., now there is ..... You can write about something tangible that has changed right there in front of you. You can write about the invisible shifting ideas in your imagination. What used to be different? The weather, your food preferences, the … [Read more...] about One Thing, Now Another
A season is something that changes. The weather has seasons. So do careers, relationships, and lifetimes. What kind of season is changing in your life right now? Draw a vertical line and a horizontal line on a sheet of paper so that it is divided into four boxes. In the left-hand boxes you will write down information about the old season, the one that is leaving. In the … [Read more...] about Change of Season
Some people talk about life in terms of seasons, such as childhood, youth, and middle age. Careers and relationships can have seasons, too. There is a lot to say about seasons: how they change from one to the next, what we notice, and how it affects us. To write about a changing season, have at least 2 pages handy. On one of them, draw a line lengthwise down the middle, and … [Read more...] about Change of Season
Everything changes. Always. Or at least that’s what they say. Who is “they?” Poets and philosophers. Therapists and counselors. Geologists. Stock brokers. You? Will the sun stop being round? Will you get different parents someday? Is water always wet? As you clear a space for your writing materials, think about what does and doesn’t change in the world. Loosen … [Read more...] about What Doesn’t Change?
Think of something that has been present in your life for a long time. It can be something concrete, such as an article of clothing or furniture. Or something more complex, such as the town you live in or a relationship you have. Whatever you choose, describe what it is and the role it plays in your life today. Then flash backwards to other contexts where this same … [Read more...] about Continuity