Writing prompt: Our (optional) prompt for the day asks you to engage in another kind of cross-cultural exercise, as it is inspired by the work of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. In it she recorded daily observations, court gossip, poems, aphorisms, and musings, including lists with titles like “Things That Have Lost Their Power,” “Adorable Things,” and “Things That Make Your Heart Beat Faster.” Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.” What things? Well, that’s for you to decide!
The smell of cookies,
Baking in the oven
The sounds of Saturday morning
Getting ready for a party
A beautifully wrapped gift
A soft ice cream cone
Your favorite song
Dancing in the mirror when no one is watching
The sound of raindrops when you don’t want to go anywhere,
The sunshine when you do.
Having a best friend
Swinging so high you almost touch the sky
Riding your bike so fast you lose your breath
A soft warm towel wrapped around you after a long bath
Looking forward to tomorrow…
Having grownups that love you
The way you are.
What a fascinating back story to the prompt. I love lists and love that you chose things that bring delight!ReplyDelete