I have finally found a writing activity that has me stumped. The exercise asks for the writer to write about something that is useless and beautiful. That's easy I thought to myself. There are lots of things that are useless and beautiful. HA!
First I thought of SNOW. That's beautiful I muttered softly. And it's useless too. Then I remembered all the happy teachers and children out of school for a snow day. I thought of every back-to-work snow plow driver. Forget snow, I thought.
Then I moved on to JEWELRY. My wheels were turning again. Useless? Beautiful? At first I answered yes to both questions. Then I remembered the jewelry that was left to me by my mother. Every time I look at my rings I think of her. Her jewelry keeps my memories alive.
Oh my list went on and on. Every single time I thought of something that was beautiful and seemingly useless, I thought of a reason for it....talk about creative thinking, my mind was on fire!
Your turn. Can you think of anything at all that is useless and beautiful? Even if you have trouble like I did, give it a shot and let me know what you come up with. I promise, the next writing exercise will be easier!