Creativity Challenge Day 8

Creativity Challenge 8

The Challenge here is to use your creative talent to bring light into the current distress in the world around you, in whatever form that talent takes. Please remember that we are reaching out to a world that is facing upheaval and possibly a great number of changes. Let us reach out to that world and bring it the lessons we have learned by becoming artists and writers.  You may use images, photos, music, poetry, prose, short story fiction, personal essay, or whatever suits you best. I will post one word a day, adding a few of my own thoughts about the word. The rest is up to you. You may post as many times as you like, and may use old or new pieces, as you choose. When you have finished creating your post, return here and leave the URL in the comments section below. Then post it to whatever social media you are involved with. If you are not connected to some form of social media, consider joining one now. If not, say so when you post, and I will attempt to post it on mine, which is Facebook.

Word for Today


To defend, means to protect someone, something, an opinion, issue, or ideal.  We defend by standing up and stepping between the two opposing parties, and stating our defense of one of those two conflicting elements. That’s a rather frightening thought, isn’t it? But, as I’ve said before, fear is an energy flow, allowing us to run like hell, or stand and face that fear. That may be done in numerous ways. Simplest of all, is the ability to say “NO”. As writers and artists, we have been given a gift to express ourselves in defense of whatever we choose. I believe our world is being threatened on numerous fronts. Now is the time to step up and defend it, or, by remaining silent, aid those who would destroy much of what we have worked to attain in the past. What are you willing to defend? To say “NO” to? And why? How do you see this current conflict? How do you feel about it? And, once again, I would urge you to breathe deeply before expressing that.


planet in palm

Further reading:

Anything that Senator Elizabeth Warren has said in the last six months.









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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here:
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4 Responses to Creativity Challenge Day 8

  1. Pingback: Creativity Challenge 8 – Defend – Ladyleemanila

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