I have trouble remembering the prompts from Acey’s posts even after re-reading them. That’s a tell that I’m being challenged.
What would I want a care package to deliver?
The above collage was one response. Support for my writing, structure, a feedback loop of encouragement, praise, even. Success would be nice!
But the first thing that came to mind is how badly I want this world to have a future. That’s what those three polar bears symbolize: us having a future.
Ram Dass’s recent passing reminded me of a time I heard him speak at Omega Institute. He shared the stage with Marilyn Ferguson, who called herself a visionary Christian. The topic was the sustainability of human life. She advocated for passionate engagement to ensure our survival (and this was in the 80’s!). But Ram Dass sat there so alive, so fully in himself and asked, “why should I be invested in our survival? In one result over another?”
Lastly, here’s a response to a prompt in this morning’s writing class (“the slightest clue can give us away”):
Who says time is an illusion? Time is a beggar, banging on my door. Time is a thief, already past the alarms, helping herself to my almonds and honey. Time is a slut, prostituting herself for just a little more indolence. Time wears a bear mask one day, a griffin face the next, and comes as Snow White for the weekend.