“Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.”
“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.”
In the middle of 2015, I started to think about the new direction this Wednesday prompt series.
I started to think about what I wanted and what I needed from a class or a prompt journey or a challenge.
I looked at the classes I have grown tired of, that I have out-grown, and those that I have truly embraced and embodied.
I looked at what I want to do on a daily and on a weekly basis.
And I asked myself, if I were going to take a whole bunch of family members, friends, students and/or clients along with me for the time of their lives…where would I take them?
Why…the most amazing place ever: Wonderland.
There is something about following that White Rabbit that had me from Hello…and not just because I would follow Neo anywhere. (sly grin)
So, come January 6, 2016 (the very first Wednesday of the year), we begin our little tour of Wonderland.
Now then, to business.
Everyone who enters into Wonderland enters into different areas, different spaces, so everyone sees Wonderland in different ways.
Since we all see Wonderland differently, how we interact with the coming prompts will be open to individual desires and talents. I will provide a prompt…and you follow it wherever it takes you, in whatever way it takes you. I will not provide very detailed or explicit prompts. All genres of Alice In Wonderland are welcome. Any interpretation of Alice in Wonderland is accepted and acceptable.
I am pulling Alice references from the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll–The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor–Alice In Wonderland movies by Disney–Once Upon A Time In Wonderland on ABC, and Alice by Sy Fy…as well as the soundtracks for Alice In Wonderland directed by Tim Burton.
For myself, I want to set a few rules to challenge myself. (please note, I plan to paint out my interpretations of the prompts)
1. There has to be a mushroom in every single piece.
2. There must be a face in every single piece.
3. I would like to write a poem or a short little something to go along with the prompt and my piece.
None of that is mandatory. You do what you are called to do.
Enjoy yourself. That is the essence of this challenge…and this year, this will be set up as a challenge. Not just a prompt journey.
Have a bit of a think about what sort of challenge you want to set yourself (as for me–the mushroom, the face, the poetry bits) — and work forward from there. Do keep in mind anything you choose now can change during the coming year.
See you January 6th with our first prompt.
“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”