Promises, imaginings and curiosita.
The lovely and talented Freda Becker has inspired the free writing theme this week with, “A promise and an incentive”.
What do you promise, what is your incentive?
Imagine by Zohab Zee Kahn
Words and poetry are made for sharing, for speaking out loud, to be expressed. Are you familiar with the world of spoken word and slam poetry? I was fortunate enough to see and hear this guy in action, to be inspired by the power of words out loud.
Follow the link, have a listen, then IMAGINE your own world out loud using the same or similar format. Maybe John Lennon's Imagine is more your style, or do you know another?
Take a moment, close your eyes, cast your mind out and share your imaginings with us.
The next part of Leo’s Curiosita exercise from the book
How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michael Gelb, is a:
Working with a theme is a powerful tool for focusing your Curiosità. Choose a theme for the day and record observations in your notebook. You can jot down your thoughts throughout the day, or just make mental notes to be recorded in your notebook at a quiet time before sleep. Aim to make accurate, simple observations. Speculation, opinion, and theory are
fine, but actual observation offers the richest resource.
Your list of a hundred questions, or the power questions, will provide plenty of themes for this exercise. Additionally, you can choose any of the following or make up your own. Some favorite themes include: Emotions, Seeing, Listening, Touch, Aesthetics, and Animals. Do this exercise on your own or choose a theme with a friend and compare notes at the end of
For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.