100 Day Project Three – Day 26

DAY 26 (January 31st, 2018)

LIFE AND DEATH

There is life and death in life—
in every verdant hillside
in every fallen bridge
in every caught fish
in wine red skies and foaming seas
in skiffs and carriages
in every crying calf and butchered ox
in wind-filled sails and creaking watermills
in every unfurrowed brow—
over eyes open, unseated—
that reach toward God’s horizon,
in every moment—
breath—
from one thought to the next.

The Old Church at Egmond aan Zee Jan van Goyen (Dutch, 1596-1656)
The Old Church at Egmond aan Zee
Jan van Goyen (Dutch, 1596-1656)

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

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/

Enjoy!

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