What is your internal weather pattern today? Write a poem or a short creative piece about your mood using weather as a metaphor. See if you can do this while resisting the obvious. If you’re feeling angry, maybe you’re not stormy as much as you are an individual piece of hail, all that emotion clutched [...]
It’s not easy (read The day I decided to think about my life) but try considering the wholeness of your life for a few moments. Permit yourself some creative license. Here are some prompts to get you going: What colour is your life? Is it hungry or flying or laughing or aching or still? Is [...]
Live tomorrow as though everything is a miracle. I don’t mean in some kind of sappy way. I mean it with every pragmatic bone in my body. Have you got evidence that it’s not? What have you got to lose?
Write a poem about something you don’t like. Maybe it’s eggplant, or your sister’s cat. Write a love poem to this insufferable thing. Temporarily adore it.
My mom sent me this story and I loved it so much I wanted to share it. It’s totally sentimental but I love it all the more for it. I had a similar experience with librarians when I was growing up. I would call them to ask for everything, from when Michael Jackson was born [...]