Creativity Challenge 39
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
The absence of sound. Many individuals are afraid of silence, so they fill it with distractions. Silence makes us aware of our own person, alone. The mind rushes to fill that void with memories and feelings. Depending on the person, silence might trigger fear, or a sense of peace. There’s a lot of territory between those two realities. Silence might be seen as a weakness, or a weapon. A crutch, or a sword. It might hide ignorance, or a depth of wisdom. I’d like you to try something. Sit quietly, and just breathe. Concentrate on the sound of your own breathing, entering and leaving your body. Once your mind has quieted, breathe deeply for a few moments, then starting with the word silence, write out a stream on consciousness list, adding words as they come from one another. When finished with your list, use a few of those words, in phrases, to create your post for today. Or simply post about your thoughts and feelings about the word itself.