Seriously Playful

Day 160…

Writing group.  After everyone shares something about their week, we usually do three or four “ten-minute writes.”   Last night I offered a different beginning activity.  Everyone was given a list of five made-up words–qurptic, artival, thigation, deltometer, and higulate.  We were to explain the meaning of each word in two-minute writings.  Then we shared our definitions.  Seriously playful. 

After that activity Paige pulled a topic from our topic jar, a collection of writing ideas from group members.   The slip of paper read “What if the shoe fit one of the sisters?  Rewrite the ending of Cinderella.”  For ten minutes we scribbled, then shared.  Again, seriously playful.

Our last write seemed a bit more serious, a quote about what makes us come alive.  Not many were shared.  I know I was writing to myself.

We finished by stating intentions for our week ahead.  Mine was to think about what had happened in the group.  This seriously playful business is what’s making me come alive.

My basic tenet, and I won’t hide this from you, is that the universe is inherently playful.
– Alan Watts 

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
– Confucious

 If you never have, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

Writing topic:  What makes you come alive

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I love it!! Qurptic: A way to describe something especially quirky that tickles your funny bone. example: “That Flamingo in high heels is so quirptic.” he he he Your writing group sounds like fun!

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  2. Posted by Chloe on January 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm01

    Sounds like an awesome writing group! Wish I could attend 😀 xx

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