DAY 19 (January 24th, 2018)
YOURS AND MINE
I’m not yours–
You’re not mine–
There’s no object in ownership, anyway.
But I am yours,
And perhaps you’re mine,
not by writ or decree
but by joy and deed, playfully.
And what joy is this
to listen, watch, and wonder–
the stories that made you,
the words lilting in your voice,
the pictures on your skin
the turning of your wrist–
an illustrated, disclosing gesture.
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/