“We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.” M. Scott Peck
Apathy found me…
A tunnel of emptiness
Dank … bereft of love
Śūnyatā taught me…
Emptiness makes room for grace
Dark … to glowing light
Each week, through the generous guides at The Daily Post, we receive wonderful prompts to explore. Every day, a new prompt gives us the opportunity to dig deep and find answers buried somewhere in our creative toolbox. They also offer the Weekly Writing Challenge on Mondays and we get to write a creative post of about 1000 words or less. This week, we get to pick one or two of four photos; each with a special word attached. We can write any type of creative post using the word and photo. I picked two photos to write on – Emptiness and Creativity… Co-joined twins; we need one to attract the other. Hope you like them!
“We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.” Anon
The emptied heart knows
Creativity will thrive
Behind barred windows
Flowing fountains of color
A Tunnel of hope
What are your thoughts? What creative impulses were triggered by the photos? Please share your thoughts in a comment below. Thank you!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: The one-word captions — from contemplation to emptiness. For this week’s challenge, use one of the images in this gallery as a starting point for a short story, poem, free-write, or musing on whatever you’d like. The one-word captions — from contemplation to emptiness — are things I personally think about when I view these images.
Positive Motivation Tip: In our empty spaces are profound discoveries… Go there and refresh your creative spirit.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Emptiness Tunnel and Creativity via WordPress.com or my Personal Collection.