I bought this great book the other day titled “642 Things to Write About”. It is literally a book with a bunch of blank pages, except for a sentence or two at the top of each page with an idea of something to write about.
The book is a cool concept; especially for someone like me who often (self admittedly) spends too much time caught up in how or what to write and forgets that the important thing is the writing itself.
So I thought I’d use this book to write a sprint, every now and then, when I want to just put fingers to paper. Here is my first of (I hope) many in this series. It is not meant to have deep purpose or meaning. But perhaps it will inspire other tentative writers out there that sometimes it’s ok to just write.
Subject: Your favourite piece of playground equipment
This one is easy. I loved the swings! They always made me feel tall, free, and happy. How else can you feel like you’re flying without actually leaving the ground?
I also loved the swings because my feet didn’t touch the ground. As a tall girl, I used to long for chairs where my feet dangled – it made me feel wild and alive. The swings would give me that sensation; wind in my face, feet swinging back and forth, and the blue sky welcoming me upwards…upwards…upwards…