As this challenge continues, has anyone else noticed an increase in creativity? Finding beauty and art and magic in daily life is worldchanging, even if it’s childlike rediscovery. It allows us to break away from our normal boring commute, waiting for a red light to turn green. Instead, we look up and notice the pink, leopard-spotted sky, a sliver of a crescent moon clinging to higher, darker, depths far above the atmosphere. Venus sparkles merrily beside it, inviting us to come visit…if only for a few moments.
(Seriously. A few moments. Please drive safe, everybody. But if you have a spaceship to actually visit Venus, can we be friends?)
Find the beauty in life, if only for a few minutes. Art, music, photography, writing, all the ideas we haven’t had yet that need to be released into the world. And for your inspiration this week, the below.
|Anne Guglik||You posted an Op-Ed about something you were passionate about and it went viral. Then somewhat as an online protest/prank you became a write in candidate for President….and you won. What do you do?||Becky Jones|
|nother Mike||When they opened the briefcase, there was a kitten (or pick your favorite young animal) making a nest inside.||Fiona Grey|
|Fiona Grey||The wraiths that roam the corridors of the Newgrange Passage Tombs are beginning to feel lonely.||Anne Guglik|
|Cedar Sanderson||“Wait… what did you call me?” and with those fateful words, s/he discovered their true identity||nother Mike|
|Becky Jones||The small grey 4-door car went into the self-service automatic car wash.
A high-end super car (Bugatti Veyron, Lambourghini, Ferrari,
McLaren…whatever, your choice) came out. What’s the deal with the car
|Leigh Kimmel||Distant tower visible from hillside window. Bats cluster thickly around it at night. Observer fascinated. One night wakes to find self on unknown black circular staircase. In tower? Hideous goal.||
The spare prompts follow, to tease the imagination further. Perhaps one will find love, teasing neurochemicals amongst the synapses.
|Spare||The dessert animals, a raspberry swirl cone, eclairs, and a single-dip parfait with extra hot fudge, sat uneasily in the diner, as nature lovers tried to get a glimpse of them… (suggested by https://www.thefarside.com/2020/07/19/0)|
|Spare||As the teenager at the next table opened her purse, they could see the gun inside it for a moment.|
|Spare||She giggled herself awake|
|Spare||A flute that reshapes stone and rock|
|Spare||She opened the coffee pot and looked at the salamander inside. “Get out of there!” He looked up at her…|
Share your creations in the comments, whatever they may be. Note an image will need to be a link since this is a WordPress site, and a friendly reminder that not everyone has social media. Can’t wait to see what everyone’s beautiful minds create this week!
Header image Fiona Grey, Chihuly glass exhibit at Maker’s Mark distillery, Loretto, Kentucky.