One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Its ma thing.........
Hey Toads, Happy Friday!!!!!!!! Herotomost here, been getting ready for our annual Halloween party. It would be easy enough to come up with a Halloween themed Friday Challenge but I am about sick of Halloween after decorating for three weeks..lol. So forgive me...especially you Kerry, darling, light of my life because I am going to get nostalgic. I know, romance....nostalgia....just like the title of the challenge, it's ma thing.
For this challenge I want you to think back to your childhood. I want you to think about all the things that you were into. My sister was into horses, then band, then boys, then music and boys. I was into KISS (posters all over my wall), I was into writing (unfortunately never really got any better...lol) I was into well, thats about it, maybe music. My niece who is growing up to look and sound just like my sister just won a contest to sing the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo. Pretty big deal since it was a national contest. She's into singing and music, much like my sister was. Its hard to come up with things that you are as excited about as you get older. But those few things that turned your crank when you were young were so consuming, so intoxicating.
So, I want you to think back to what your big thing was at some point during your life. Think about how you felt, good, bad, overwhelmed, relaxed, fulfilled, sad. Whatever filled your heart and head for good and bad reasons....I want you to write me something that encompasses that feeling. As always, it can be a poem, short story, a slogan, a technical manual, a catch phrase on a sticker, whatever. Form is of no consequence on planet Herotomsost. But please do look back and feel those feelings, hear those sounds, smell those smells. Show me what you were into and tell me....It was ma thing!
Happy Halloween Toads, love you all, behave or not...you all resemble adults.