60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: COVID Gifts 1 Year Later.
by Diane Wyzga | April 30, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you in Morocco!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.”
One year ago today my friend and colleague, podcaster and branding master Simon Ratcliff [Turning the Tables], asked this: “If COVID was a gift what did it teach me?”
I still believe what I said then:
Clarity, confusion, observation, springtime birds returning from wherever they wintered, anger, divisiveness, uncertainty, fear, longer than normal wait times, short supplies, masks, solitude, loneliness, pain, every possible learning experience, gathering and happy hour on Zoom, lack of leadership, bravery, patriotism, greed, generosity, a herd of Kashmiri Mountain Goats strolling a main street in a village in Wales (maybe window shopping), views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains seen from India for the first time in 30 years, inventions, interventions, awareness, creativity with a Capital C, frontline responders, people in the shadows, mindfulness, the importance of self-care, self-compassion, self-forgiveness, rituals at a distance, saying hello, saying goodby, coffins balanced on chairs in funeral homes, more global lives lost than in all wars fought and no flag at half-mast for them, stupidity, obfuscation, starry starry skies, empathy, science, global collaboration, politics, pathologies, patience, a family of wild boar tapping through an empty intersection in Haifa, Israel, ……………
………and stories – so very very many stories to be told and heard and remembered so we may live better for ourselves and each other
Story Prompt: What COVID gifts come to mind for you? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories – stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you’ll subscribe, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! You’re invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story Arts
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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