Category Archives: Living life

Isolation Journal Day 97 Ode to a Chair

Your prompt for today: Picture the chairs that you sit in on a regular basis—at home, in public, comfortable or uncomfortable. Now pick one of those chairs, and write an ode to it, considering the physical and emotional sensations it … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 91 A Voyage of Variations

Your prompt for today: From Michelle Ross Let us travel down the shaft of, as Milan Kundera puts it, the “infinitude hidden within all things.” Think of a motif: an obsession, a recurring theme within your own life. Something that … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 90 Being Alone

Your prompt for today: Recall a conversation. Perhaps it is an inner dialogue you’ve had many times; perhaps it’s a real conversation, or one you imagine having with a loved one as soon as you can see them again. Think … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 88 If you really knew me

Your prompt for today: Complete the sentence: “If you really knew me…” You can write one or many of these statements. Then sit with them. Ask yourself: What would your life be like if people knew these things about you? … Continue reading

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Isolation journal Day 86 Encapsulating the Ephemeral

Your prompt for today: Pick five items from the list below.   popcorn * lettuce * iceberg * cotton candy * puffs * sugar cubes * dandelions * buttercups * pallbearer * clothesline * National Geographic * fire ants * … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 84 Follow the Line

Your prompt for today: The sun’s been up since four. I peeked at it then but didn’t stay up to take a sunrise picture. My bed was calling me back.  When I did wake up, there were texts to answer, … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 82 Suitcase from my Father

Your prompt for today: Imagine that your father—or your father figure—left you a suitcase, either real or metaphorical. What would it contain? Words of wisdom? A check to cover therapy. Precious family heirlooms or nostalgic tchotchkes? All of the above? … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 80 Letter from a fire

(trigger: death and faith) Your prompt for today: Write a letter from a burning building. You are trapped and will not be able to escape. No rescue. You know this is the last thing you will ever write. Who will … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 80 Work life Balance

Your prompt for today: How did you learn (or how are you learning) to balance work and play? I will never let work interfere with my life. It was a good plan, until our store failed to give us a … Continue reading

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Isolation Journal Day 79 A long time coming

Your prompt for today:  Think about the memorable messages—either positive or negative—you received during your formative years about sharing your intimate feelings and grief with others. Where did the messages come from, and what made them memorable? Do you still … Continue reading

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