It ain't over yet. But it isn't permanent, either. All deadly global pandemics end sooner or later. Write about what your life will be like when the pandemic ends for you. Consider rekindled possibilities and lingering losses. Think about skills and habits, relationships--new and old. Is there something you can't wait to forget? Fill up a page by taking an … [Read more...] about When the Pandemic is Over
2020 has been a year for telling wry jokes about plans. As if all plans lead to disappointment. Write about the other plans, the plans that you have right now that are clear and solid. Your immediate plans, for instance. Food for today. Tasks to finish, or start. What are your newest plans? Your post-pandemic plans? Do you have plans not to plan anything in certain … [Read more...] about Ah, Plans…
In these coronavirus times, everywhere you turn, something is new: routines, understanding, thoughts, observations. It's easy to forget that every day and every moment are new, whether there's an incurable virus raging about or not. Divide your page into four sections and label them: Think - Do - Notice - Information Doodle a frame around each section while you cast your … [Read more...] about What’s New?
Here in the New Abnormal, definitive, unqualified statements about the future are hard to make. Even the present is difficult to pin down. There are new topics of conversation, altered relationships, new routines and wannabe habits. Today, write about the most solid thing you can: the past. Write about what you miss. Ask yourself: What has been snatched from my life … [Read more...] about What You Miss
You certainly know by now that there's a virus going around. The fact that it is almost everywhere is also the fact that it is not everywhere. Today in your writing, expand the space in your mind that is unrelated to this pandemic that we are in. Choose a memory from 10 months or 10 years ago. Make a list. Observe colors. Order your thoughts with the alphabet. Just don't … [Read more...] about Not A Virus