My writing teacher told us a quote the other day:
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them. Anton Checkov
I’m grateful for my curious mind. Here’s hoping I never stop asking questions.
My prompt for this week was AWAKENING. Here’s how it was used in the books that I’m reading.
- Every fiber of my body wants to listen to what is on that tape. And every Holbeck text, call, and email I have received this week has reawakened that urge. Catherine Steadman
- She could feel the calluses on his hands, and something awakened in her. Carolyn Huynh
- Each day began with the reawakening of grief, like the re-slitting of a wound, and I found myself staggered with pain. Natasha Solomons
- Spring is about germination, about new life, a fresh start, about finding your form, about sowing and growing and awakening. Eveline Helmink
- On the other hand, stories about gifted people captivate us: Dragon Ball, in which talent is awakened by anger. Fumio Sasaki
- Stay there and breathe deeply as the white light awakens every cell of our body. Pedram Shojai
- Perhaps getting a deep, rejuvenating sleep awakens the sixth sense, which transcends the other five. Marie Kondo
- These reviews can be a rude awakening, especially if you’re not accustomed to submitting your work for criticism. Graeme Simsion
- Jungians tell us that upon awakening we have about a forty-five minute window before out ego’s defenses are in place. Julia Cameron
- As a personal political awakening, Guernica marked an astonishing turn. Hugh Eakin
- The First Great Awakening of the middle of the eighteenth century had failed to confront the evils of enslavement. Jon Meacham
- The hot crepe on a cold day awakened something within. Janice Macleod
Here’s how I’m looking at awakening:
- Awakening has a catalyst
- Can awakenings be bad?
- Does the best art stem from a big awakening?
- Can you produce art without an awakening?