RUST REMOVAL CONTINUES: DAY 2 WRITING EXERCISE
Last week was fun, creating titles for books/articles/etc. I’d like to write. What i wanted to do was create spontaneously, first thing to come to mind. Not spend anytime formatting or editing. Main goal was simply moving the thoughts from brain to “paper.” The whole point of the exercise is to get the creative juices going.
So here’s the next one:
Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the physical characteristics of someone you don’t care for.
Glad they didn’t use Hate. The remaining vestiges of the Christian in me IS not (supposed to be) comfortable with hate, but, gee, I can do this using the phrase “don’t care for” as an excuse (yea, I know, can’t fool God)
So as I begin to think of two people on opposite ends of my affection scale I discover that a huge part of me absolutely refuses to mix the two. Sad to say, I’m struggling separating hate from “don’t care about.” Hate’s running pretty strong at this moment in my life – that is, it generates the stronger emotion much, much more easily. I can’t talk about my grandmother while giving her the features of the most “not care for” person in my life: a former co-worker whom I will not speak to ever again, even at gunpoint. Biggest joke in office during that time was the teasing I got about showing up at her retirement luncheon.
Did not go!!!
Everybody has limits, she stomped over mine!!
SEE!!! Now I’m all pissed off again!!! 😡
And I don’t want to put this on those I Iove.
Wow! Suddenly this exercise isn’t the piece of cake like I thought it would be. I can’t separate the personality of the bad from their physical makeup. Nope, nope, and no.. can’t do it!
Damn if this isn’t turning into a psychological exercise. Couch time, free of charge. Hmmmm… post this, and then regroup. The only spontaneous thing that’s happening is mental combustion!