Monday, June 5, 2017

Ordinary Day

"Writers live twice. They go along with their regular life, are as fast as anyone in the grocery store, crossing the street, getting dressed for work in the morning. But there's another part of them that lives everything a second time. That sits down and sees their life again and goes over it. Looks at the texture and details." 
~ Natalie Goldberg

Observe the ordinary. Take notes during the day.  Detail the mundane. Elevate the simple in sounds, scents, colors, and textures.  

Collate your collection and then . . .

For each line in your list, add mystery, intrigue, conflict and twist the day into a story or poem.  

What did not happen that could have?  How might turning the corner cause you to trip into an amusing situation?  

If you met someone at the car wash who seemed shady where could you follow him or her in words?  

Maybe you found a lost dog and received more than a reward?   What are they burying beneath the cliff?

Describe sunset with only fruit and vegetable colors.

Playful write:  Come on, have fun and live the day twice. Discover imaginary friends. Make up details, add emotions and fascinations that thrill an ordinary day.  

Write into the wilderness of an ordinary day.

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