acrylic on canvas, Cat Charissage, 2013
Dear Ones, Did you get to sleep in today as I did? Mmmmmm. . . . and to opent the blinds to radiant sunshine and a skiff of snow! Beauty! Today’s prompt is the same as yesterday’s. See below.
The prompts for the next four days are the same: ask yourself, “What do I want to remember about today?” Then record it in image or word or artifact.
I’m talking about the cute thing that your niece said about her grandpa, or the sincere thanks you got from your mother in law for having Christmas Eve dinner at your house. Or the cute look on your child’s face as he stole another cookie when he thought no one could see him. Or saving a piece of wrapping paper that you wrapped your lover’s gift in; just tape it into your journal. Or taping in some of the gift tags that were on some of your gifts.
I’m also talking about the image of the homeless guys in the city park, or the line-up at the free Christmas dinner at the Salvation Army. Or the pile of new socks and gloves donated to the shelters by your children’s school. Or the article in the paper about how a charity you support is delivering Holiday Hampers to families who need them.
If it’s a grief-filled or otherwise sad holiday season for you, record that. Write about those whom you miss, those whom you worry about.
In all, let love well up in your heart. Live this moment, now, in all the depths this life offers.
Day 56 of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering. For more background information, see the Intro pagehttps://catcharissage.com/2014/10/29/announcing-sixty-days-of-visual-journalling-prompts/, or this post on visual journalling: https://catcharissage.com/2014/07/12/talking-about-journals/.