Friday, April 5, 2013

Prompt writing

I've been writing prompts this morning. Lightning round questions are the most fun to dream up. I love how silly they can be. Lovely or lively? An itch or a tickle? Bongos or castanets? Those are a few from today's wonderings.

Other prompts require deeper reflection though. Sometimes, like today, the thought process is tinged with a sense of . . . I don't know. It's sadness, I think. Do we talk enough about how very difficult journaling can be? To try to be completely honest with ourselves. To try to put into words the parts that hurt. For me, writing the prompts first offers a small sense of perspective - that there is good along with the bad.

4 comments:

  1. I find journaling on the front of my page very difficult. Love your lightning round questions :)

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  2. Journaling is one of the most rewarding but most difficult activities I've adopted. I have so much past pain I need to work though but as you said, putting those events into words can hurt just as much as it did the first time. I'm still suffering from PTSD from something that happened almost 20 years ago. I still have yet to be able to sit down and journal about it even though I know it would help immensely.

    While journaling may seem fairly easy on the surface, it can also be extremely painful and difficult.

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  3. I've just discovered your journal pages and love them! Thank you so much! One thing I'm not sure about is how to do lightning rounds. Just choose one in each pair and circle?

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  4. I think I understand what you mean. Journaling can be sad in a release sort of a way, even if I am writing about something that is good and happy.

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