Opposites Day

Today’s prompt: If it’s winter where you are, make a thermos of hot chocolate and some hearty sandwiches and head to your favorite park for a picnic. Wear your snowpants and your mittens. (You can wear your swimsuit underneath, but it would probably be uncomfortable. No, we are not going swimming. Not me, anyway. You do what you want.) I suggest you look around you and take note of how different the place looks without all the campers and picnickers and little kids running around in bare feet. Not to mention without grass and leaves and flowers. Look at the way the shadows fall at this time of year, freed from the shade of the trees. Find images that you think are poignant or hilarious or simply emblematic. Imagine a character you might meet. What would that other person be doing in the park in winter? What the heck are you doing in the park in winter?!? OK, you can go home now. When you get there . . .

Write, paint, weave, compose . . . Create.

If it’s summer where you are, count your lucky stars and go to the park anyway. Have fun.

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4 Responses to Opposites Day

  1. Carsten says:

    I AM having fun. -Reading and grinning.

  2. Kathy says:

    Just discovered over at Isabelle’s that you have a new blog. Lovely! Great ideas… I found myself at a very deserted Second Sand Beach a week or three ago. It was so different than when filled with laughing children and the smells of sunscreen. However, I was much too cold to ponder it more than fleetingly.

    Good luck with your new blog. I hope it has many, many visitors.

    • Gerry says:

      Why thank you Kathy. I like to stroll into the store, drop off some gently used ideas, see if anyone’s left a poem lying around. Or some excellent treats. It’s a quiet little place. Undemanding. The Duo come here to nap.

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