Dwell in the present. What your senses take in. Your physical and emotional state. The contents of your mind and imagination. Divide a page into four equal sections. Label three of them: Small, Medium, and Large. Ignore the fourth. What, in your personal present is large? What is small? What lies somewhere in between? Make lists in the spaces labeled Small, Medium, and … [Read more...] about Small, Medium, Large
Divide your page into four equal spaces by drawing a horizontal line across the middle of the page and a vertical line down the center. Label 3 of the spaces Plant, Animal, and Thing. You will write about a plant in the Plant space, an animal in the Animal space and an inanimate object in the Thing space. Try not to plan. Drain your mind until it's empty then write about … [Read more...] about In One Place
What do you do? is a question that makes a lot of folks bristle. What do you do all day? isn't much better. What do you do at 3 o'clock? There's a question that's specific enough to answer. Write a page about what tends to happen in your waking day right about the time the clock strikes three. Most days. Or many days. Or often. Somewhat regularly. More than twice, … [Read more...] about At Three
That depends on where the heat might be coming from. Does the heat from the sun or the air temperature get to you sometimes? Or environmental heat from your workplace or home? Perhaps your body itself has a tendency to make too much heat. What kinds of heat can come from emotions and mental activity? Think about what might heat you up too much, but don't write about … [Read more...] about How Do You Beat the Heat?
One certainty in our unavoidable relationships with non-living things: when they are difficult, we are the ones who end up doing all the work. Write about a difficult relationship that you have with something that is not alive. A physical object, perhaps. Something mechanical? An ugly-but-comfortable couch? Some intractable piece of technology? The weather? You can … [Read more...] about Oh the Difficulties!