Prompted

Shawna Lemay, whose gorgeous Calm Things blog has enlivened every Monday, has a new thing she calls Transactions with Beauty. Not surprisingly to anyone who follows Shawna’s work, it gathers and spins images and text in ways that kindle and provoke and prompt.

This morning Shawna invited her readers to borrow from Joe Brainard and list words which then prompt one-liners.

I accepted her invitation and plucked a few words from my mind flurry. Then I pocketed my list and a pen, grabbed my camera, and walked the dog.

REGRET

regret

I may regret some things, but dancing isn’t one of them.

GROWTH

growth

All growth culminates in death.

RISK

risk

Not everything is worth the risk.

RESPONSIBILITY

responsibility

Response-ability isn’t happening if you think you already know what I think. (HT Donna Haraway, When Species Meet)

DETERMINATION

determination

The river is determined to transform into an ocean.

MISUSED

misused

To be alive is to risk being misused, but a tree grows anyway.

QUESTION

question

If a tree falls in the forest, does the one that catches it make a sound?

POSSIBILITY

possibility

A flower gives its all to seed tomorrow.

TRUTH

truth

Everything changes.

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Prompted”

  1. carin

    I’ll never think of the “if a tree falls in the forest…” quote quite the same way again. Lovely, this, all of it.

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