DAY 15 (January 20th, 2018)
Love and all its travails. But this is life is it not?
It’s almost old hat—
to take what cuts to the quick
and sever a bond of love.
Wounds heal more quickly now—
No doubt I tend to them expertly.
But still, I am a thirsty beggar,
an unworthy votary prostrate
before a ramshackle well of unbidden desires
laboring over a rusted pulley and a leaky bucket.
And yet another respite
and again I’m in your arms, old friend—
we’ll talk more deeply than before—
for our bond endures beyond all things—
not in spite of but through our suffering.
The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.
I started this, my third, 100 Day Project on January 6th. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything really. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project-number-three/