February 10, 2009 Writing Prompt!
Often when we're with family or old friends, we begin to reminisce. "Remember the time. . ." someone says, and then everyone jumps on the memory train. We pick up speed as we go along. We remember things that had been long since forgotten. Everyone remembers it differently. That's what makes it all so interesting and individual. Every memory is private. No one experiences the same thing exactly the same way.
Today I want you to think about your childhood, a time when what was real and what was make believe was sometimes hard to tell apart. Close your eyes and recall a magical person from your childhood. Now grab a notebook or your journal and jot down a few words about that person who may be real or make believe. Use specific words: e.g. Old woman. Eyes like wrinkled raisins stuck in doughy cheeks. Tattered sweater. Sells pint baskets of huckleberries door to door. Shakes a cane when she sees children. Begin to see more things and write those down. Have fun!