I have been writing a lot, so I needed something to just shut my mind down for a little bit because I’ve gotten to the point where I am constantly rewriting sentences in my head. Enter Sims Build It. I sort of love creating a little world that I can completely control (I don’t do disasters…) I am grateful for th littlee bit of brain shut off that this game allows.
My prompt for this week was KIND (this goes back to my post last month about semantics- and the past three weeks saw me thinking about nice, polite and respect). Here’s how KIND was used in the books that I am reading:
- Beside her sits a kind-faced woman that I do not know, who pats Edward on the arm supportively as he shifts past her. Catherine Steadman
- Don’s unreliable but ultimately loyal friend Gene was originally two people: the kind and helpful laboratory manager, giving Don sound advice, and the original Gene, an unadulterated rogue. Graeme Simsion
- On our dates, we are kind to ourselves, and that seems to raise for us the possibility of divine benevolence. Julia Cameron
- His expression is kind, brimful with concern. Natasha Solomons
- But as is becoming more evident by the day, when we refuse to celebrate the earth’s kindness, we prepare the ground for the earth to refuse kindness to us. Ross Gay
- They send pictures every few months, and in the pictures Dad looks kind and strong. Javier Zamora
- Today. for some incomprehensible reason, we have come to see kindness as a weakness, as if you are effacing yourself, as if you are submissive, as if you don’t have anything better to do. Eveline Helmink
- If he’s kind, that means he’s poor. Carolyn Huynh
- Kindness to strangers is a habit, like a reflex. Fumio Sasaki
- Bathe this person with love and kindness as well. Pedram Shojai
- As you remind yourself of how much you appreciate them, you’ll become aware of how precious your relationship with them is and will naturally begin treating them with greater kindness, thanking and contacting them more often. Marie Kondo
What I’m going to think about when thinking about KIND:
- Kind is not often used in books as referring to being kind to someone or something- it’s usually used in other forms
- As a word in a novel, the word felt flat when reading, and I would find myself wondering what was meant by kind
- I think it’s an organized thought to not use the word kind
- The quotes from above, # 7 and #8: do we think kind equals lacking a trait that others find desirable?
- Are we lacking kindness today in society?