What does the word open mean? Think about the many ways we use it: You can open a present, an app, a spigot or a conversation. There are open letters, open minds, open houses and open seating. Sometimes you need a key to open something, and some things open whether you want them to or not. Does anything open when you heal or grow? What about when time … [Read more...] about What’s Open?
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?
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
Write about your opinions and where they come from. Start small--with your immediate surroundings or the events of the day so far. Then see where your opinions take you. Notice which of your opinions are matter of taste: what you like and dislike, whether you find something beautiful or ugly. Many opinions arise from experience. Experience is a particularly good source … [Read more...] about So Many Opinions
Nobody can do everything. There are zillions of things you can't do, whether you want to do them or not. Write about something that you can't do and explain why not. If that doesn't take up the whole page, write about something else that you can't do and the reason why not. You might find it helpful to write sentences of the form, "I can't ... because ..." When you … [Read more...] about Can’t. Because…