Monday, July 16, 2012

Creativity Exercise: It Might Have Been

Let's start the week by firing off a few new synapses, courtesy of a few old memories. Ready? Get out a clean sheet of paper. Now ...
  1. Write down three things you've lost: 1 object, 1 person, 1 belief.
  2. Write one sentence about each.
  3. Choose the lost item that feels most important right now.
  4. Write why that loss matters, and why or if you would like to have the
    object/person/belief back.
  5. Consider these lines from John Greenleaf Whittier:
    For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
    The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
  6. Wad the paper into a ball, aim for the trashcan, score nothing but net.
Fresh week. Fresh start. Here's to Monday! 

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