Sometimes, the mind wants (and needs) a vacation from all of the hard work it does. Always trying to figure out that which is complex can be wearing. Following is a fun exercise, a flight of fancy break for the mind and all of its logic
Spontaneously choose any letter of the alphabet.
Write as many words (and/or phrases) as you can in one minute that begin with your chosen letter.
Then, list the words, one on each line, to begin a sentence. Write one sentence using the word on that line. See if you can establish a flow from one line to the next. Or not. No effort…see where your stream of consciousness goes.
I chose the letter “F.”
These were the words or phrases I wrote in one minute’s time:
Frazzled, frayed, fizzle, fleet of foot, fools, frumpy, fried, fiddlestiks, fluffy, flat, fanciful, forgetful, frolic
Then I began each sentence with one of these words or phrases:
Frazzled becomes bedazzled
Frayed is remade
Fizzle sides with sizzle
Fleet of Foot couples with sleight of hand or is it faint of heart?
Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread. Is that because they live with dread(locks)?
Frumpy is better than dumpy–it could be frumpy chic
Fried Fiddlesticks–squid and riddles stick in the brain–loosen up girl
Fluffy or flat–what is–could be pancakes
Fanciful could be a dreamy way to live–Walter Mitty style–does he get
the girl in the end?
Forgetful isn’t the same as wild imagination–it’s just that your mind
dwells in other possibilities.
To frolic is an actual path through life.
Let’s go down by the river and frolic.
Every thought, word, or phrase can go somewhere or nowhere. We live without certainty and we die without knowing how we came to be here.
Permission to have a little fun along the way.
(Share what you wrote if you like.)