DAY 25 (January 30th, 2018)
One day, you’ll walk like her—
like a broken marionette.
It is your pain she feels—
feel you her pain that’s yours you gave.
–these terrible bodies
at once so lovely and horrifying.
God made us to labor—
our limbs creep like worms in arid soil—
our backs cripple under the noonday sun,
as we fight against nature and the inexorable crush of time.
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/