What makes you call something round? You can hold a round ball in your hand, but how do you know that the earth is round? Is a pencil round? A belly? A knot? Can ideas be round? What about history? Or procrastination? What goes around? What comes around? Around what? Today, fill a page with round things and ideas about what makes them round. Give your work a … [Read more...] about Round
Fill a page with a story that includes at least one of the many shoes that have passed through your life or your imagination. Think about shoes that have purpose and shoes that send a message. Some shoes never get worn. Others you have (almost) forgotten. Some shoes create comfort and others cause pain. Some shoes--traveling shoes, crying shoes, big-girl shoes are … [Read more...] about A Story of a Shoe (or Two)
Consider trees. Their biology and mythology. Their leaves and needles, fruits and shade. Think about all the different things that can be made from trees. Begin to write with a tree in mind and see where it goes. You could make a list and comment on it, tell one or more stories from your life that include a tree, or record your ideas alphabetically. Read over your … [Read more...] about Starting With a Tree
In the story of Rumpelstiltskin, a funny little man pops up to save the heroine who must spin a pile of straw into gold by morning. Write about a metaphorical pile of straw that you wish Rumpelstiltskin would spin into gold for you. Consider changes to your own life, even your past. Think about changes you could effect for others. Maybe you would like to change the … [Read more...] about What Would Rumpelstiltskin Do?
How much do you actually notice air? And when you do notice it, what is that you perceive? Think about all the messages and information about air that come to you by way of each of your senses. Much of the world wouldn't function as we know it if it wasn't for air: candles, car engines, bullhorns. What else? Fill a page with some of your observations about air. More … [Read more...] about Where is the Air?