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
They say that everything changes. Some say that everything is change. Is that true? Most of what we know won’t be the same after the sun blows up. (Will it?) Make a list of about 10 things that you are pretty confident are not going to change. Then comment on a few items on the list. Explain what would have to be different in order for one of these things to change. Tell … [Read more...] about What Doesn’t Change?