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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Today's Writing Prompt: Rediscovery

What would you like to rediscover?
One-Minute Writing of the Day:
Writer: Butternut Squash

Once I waited with my empty canvas and great expectations at the edge of time. Now I want to rediscover the empty canvas of youth for my children to paint. Alas, their canvas arrived colored rudely by the demands of modern culture. Who has stolen their free time?

Congratulations on another win, Butternut Squash! This response is beautiful and thought-provoking.

20 comments:

Autumn said...

The waist I had when I was 17.... it's got to be there somewhere! (Maybe along the way I can find that energy and youthful zest I swear I had back then too....)

~Robin said...

So many years of caring for my family, and now they are flying away, leaving me behind to face my unrecognizeable reflection in the mirror.
I would like to rediscover myself.

Just Me said...

I would like to rediscover my impulsiveness. The ability to pack up and go for an over night camping trip, or head to the beach on a whim. To dive right in, to swim to the island, to jump of the rock at Waimea Bay with a touch of fear but the knowing that all will be okay.

I would take that impulsiveness and start my own business. I wouldn't even look back or question the decision.

It would just be.

Nibs said...

The feeling of rebirth that rushes through you with that first step away from the fork in the road.

Mrs.Rotty said...

i want to resiscover the fit, do anything, go anywhere, down for everything person i was a couple years ago.

i miss her.

...... Bobbi said...

Hmm ... I think I would like to rediscover my youthful spirit. I will be 48 years old this summer and for the past 20+ years, all I've done is work to pay the bills. I've forgotten there is more to life than just work with no play. So, for 2k10 one of my goals is to do more writing for myself. I know I can't quit my day job to write, but I can still dream.

I want to rediscover one new thing every day. Maybe it will be something on my 5 mile trip from home to work that I take for granted, or something in my very own neighborhood. I'm going to open my eyes to the wonders around me and not center all my life on going with the flow.

I want to rediscover myself ...

Peachy said...

The wonder of children. The immense awe they possess without effort. It's the surprise of everything new and different. Not the same old condition of knowing what to expect.

Heather said...

I wish I could rediscover my love for running. I used to adore the feeling of the wind in my hair, my iPod in my ears, even the salty sweat as it dripped down my face and stung my eyes. But now the mere thought of lacing up my shoes makes my stomach quiver and my heart race (and not with excitement). I want to have that feeling of endless freedom back, like I can go anywhere on just the soles of my feet.

Vivianne's Vista said...

I would love to re-discover the wonderment of new love. I wish to feel again the rush of warmth that floods my face, the quickening of my breath, and fast beating pace in my heart when I taste my new love's kiss.

Butternut Squash said...

Once I waited with my empty canvas and great expectations at the edge of time. Now I want to rediscover the empty canvas of youth for my children to paint. Alas, their canvas arrived colored rudely by the demands of modern culture. Who has stolen their free time?

Mike Trippiedi said...

I'd like to rediscover the trust I use to have in people, the faith in believing things will work out, and the innocent ideals of my youth. These three things I seem to have missplaced during my relationship with life. Being a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks isn't always a good thing.

Call Me Cate said...

Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Cate. Life stretched before her with endless opportunities. She had a strong sense of the direction she intended to go and the kinds of activities and people who would fill her days. Life was good and she was content.

Somewhere along the line, plans unraveled. It could be argued that her life is now far better than she ever imagined it. Yet she has lost the feeling of contentment.

I wish I could rediscover that contentment.

Bridget Furey said...

This may sound strange coming from a 21-year-old, but I'd like to rediscover my childhood innocence. It hasn't been that long, but it's been long enough. Maybe I need a trip to Never Never Land.

East Coast Gal said...

The friends of my youth.

There are so many out there that even facebook haven't been able to find. Do you know how many Judy Evans' there are in this world? A lot.

I'd also like to rediscover some of the teachers that meant so much to me in my youth. They're the reason I'm a writer today.

SUSAN SONNEN said...

I would like to rediscover my idealism. In fact, I will begin an archaeological dig of my childhood psyche and reacquaint myself with my naivete. Where did I put my rose-colored glasses?

Marsha said...

I would like to rediscover hope and faith and joy and a belief that things could be better tomorrow. I have let cynacism and doubt take control of my thinking over the years. I want to look forward again!

glnroz said...

Optimism. I would like to rediscover my optimism. Too many storms and abrasvie rock slides have tarnished its glimmer. Spit and polish is on the menu and I am ready to order.

M.E. Night said...

I would love to rediscover how I laugh. It's evolved so much since I started laughing. I'm sure it was some childish giggle as a baby, maybe with some gurgling. Now it is more cackle like… with a little Betty Rubble. It's cute, but I forget how I natural laugh sometimes.

Cari, Abe, and Paige said...

Myself. I've found that since having a child I've completely lost myself. I don't go out with my friends anymore and I don't have much ME TIME. Not to say that I don't love and cherish my daughter to the heavens and back, because I do, but I'd like to find myself again and start doing those things that I once enjoyed so much.

Charmaine said...

I'd like to rediscover love. Yes love. Why does he keep avoiding me?

Okay, I lied. He shows up all the time and I kick him.

I kick him you know where.

I don't know why.