Sorry, book club participants—I meant to post a prompt on Friday, but Professor Sidler and I went to see Star Wars instead. 😛
Since this week is Hanukkah and Christmas, let’s do some fun and festive prompts.
Have you traveled to be with family, or has family gathered around you? Look around and listen to the way that your family is yours. Every family is different. What kind of jokes do you make? What topics always come up? What traditions do you keep? What’s the quickest way to annoy your cousins? What’s the song that everyone will sing if someone starts it? What’s a family story that’s passed around every year? Who do you miss, and what reminds you of them? Write about that.
What’s a tradition you wish your family kept? What’s a recipe that your grandma used to make, or you’ve been wanting to try? What’s a craft you think would be fun with your nieces, or a creative endeavor you’d like to learn from your mom? What skills or knowledge do you admire in your grandpa? Start that tradition. Make that recipe. Plan a crafting day. Ask questions and listen.
Bonus idea: What are all the ways your family shows their creativity? Find a way to celebrate them. Call out their beauty. Host a family art gallery or talent show. 🙂
I’ve loved reading Adorning the Dark with you these last couple of months. Thanks for participating and sharing your thoughts and creative work! We’re going to take the rest of this year off at WingfeatherSaga.com, and I’ll see you all in January.