|we BOTH were curious about the other|
Ways to meet today's challenge:
|i was curious why my wheelbarrow handle broke.|
1) Dust off an old hobby and give it some new life.
2) Memorize the spelling and meaning of an interesting new word or foreign phrase. Get to know it well enough you can use it in your writing or conversation.
3) Visit and explore a new neighborhood, park, natural area or small town.
4) Chat up a safe stranger. Ask good questions, and listen hard.
5) Learn something new: a new song, how to tune a guitar, how to make a good pizza crust, some calligraphy, a math trick. There are great visual instructables on line, like this one on making
a caramel apple pie.
6) Go on an investigation tangent when you run across something interesting in your day.
Today I discovered a new poet because of a friend's friend on facebook. Sadly, he died today, although it appeared he lived a long life and had a good death. I looked him up on line and read his poems, including this beautiful piece on grief written in memory of his son:
i.m. Hannes Hollo, 1959-1999
by Anselm Hollo
Fought the hungry ghosts here on Earth
"What is man?" asked the King
Alcuin’s reply: "A guest of space." And time yes time:
The past lies before us, the future comes up from behind
Walking on Primrose Hill or Isle of Wight beaches
Iowa City streets scrambling up snow-covered deer track
To Doc Holliday’s grave in Glenwood Springs
His helmet now shall make a hive for bees
He fought the hungry ghosts here on Earth
Strong & resourceful on his best days,
Patient kind and present
Returning those with him to here & now
But just as we settle in with our Pepsi and popcorn
THE END rolls up too soon always too soon
I love that line: "A guest of space. And time yes time". I love the poem, which aids me in my own grieving. And I love that I "met" a poet whose work may have otherwise not been known to me.
Go be curious. See what you can find out there. And let me know the results, here or on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/408167865930359/
Today's video: How to Whistle With A Blade of Grass