Yesterday was a low energy day for me, perfect for a day spent running errands and doing the tedious and necessary things in life one must do. Bah. Now they're over with.
My reward was to make the best pesto I have ever made with basil from my garden and fresh garlic grown by a guy near the village. This is a lean month here in the Forest and the price of pine nuts was too hight, so I used finely chopped walnuts instead. If the writing goes well today, I will make up a massive batch of pesto and freeze it. (Last year's frozen pesto was a little disappointing. But I have figured out what I did wrong. Don't add the cheese to any pesto you are going to freeze; it messes up the consistency a bit when thawed. This year I'll add the cheese to pesto once it is defrosted.)
The other reward from the garden last night was boiled potatoes. I sort of accidentally on purpose unearthed a bunch when checking on them. I've never grown potatoes before and am very excited by these. I think we'll have enough to store... maybe enough to feed us through the winter. Stay tuned.
Today's advice: "I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension." Norman Mailer
Today's prompt: This is about perspective and age. Brace yourself for the scroll-down.
1. Write a list of ten objects you can see from where you are sitting right now.
2. Now write a list of ten more objects. The first ten items that drop into your mind.
now scroll down....
scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.....
::opens refrigerator:: did I mention how awesome this pesto is?
almost done scrolling!! ::wipes pesto off keyboard::
3. Describe the color of the objects you listed from the perspective of a five-year-old.
3a. Describe the color of the objects you listed from the perspective of a fifteen-year-old.
3b. Describe the color of the objects you listed from the perspective of an eighty-year-old.
Because they have different life experiences and cultural contexts, they will see (and probably experience) the colors differently.
Bonus points: Write a scene where two of these characters disagree about the name of the color of one of your objects.
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