Ponder . . .
1. You see someone looking conceited or pompous. Something happens that makes the
person appear foolish. Write in a way that subtly makes fun of that person.
Who is the What is the What is the What is your
person? Doesn’t person doing? incongruity – the thing conclusion – think
have to be a that goes wrong, which “human condition”?
person’s name; the person may not
can be the “role.” even be aware of –
2. You have great plans, but, oops, they fall apart. What was the plan? How did it fall
3. Child to Adult
Phrases / sentences to describe Phrases / sentences to Your conclusions about aspects of your child life. Think describe aspects of your where you are / who you innocence, play, plenty, no life now. Busier? More are now compared with worries. If that description is stressful? More work / where you are / who you not true for your childhood, see less play? What else? are now.
if you can go back in your
memory far enough to see if
you ever had this sense. If not,
try to imagine it; imagine what
you might want your child to
4. Write about a time you had a sense of something indefinable, something “bigger” than you?
Ponder . . .
How do you feel when you How do you feel when you If you could choose to be
are in nature? Maybe are in school / at work? in one more than the
camping or hiking? Being What might you gain? other, which would you
in the woods? By a lake or What might you lose? choose? Why?
the ocean? Looking at the
stars? What might you
gain? What might you
6. Describe someone who is beautiful – on the outside and the inside!
7. Write an “ode” to something in nature. Describe and praise and ponder this thing.
8. What do you want to accomplish before you die? What would you miss – if you were aware?
9. Do you know anyone who has considered suicide? Did they share with you or can you guess
what the appeal was? Did they share with you why they changed their mind?
10. Explain your understanding of the “Occupy” movement.