I started a journal of sensory impressions several years ago. The idea being to record what I saw, heard, tasted, touched and smelled as well as lines I read that impacted me Like many people, my daily follow through dipped after a few weeks. Now I’ve gone back to look at what I wrote to see if I can challenge myself to lift my mundane comments to original ideas.
Examples of changes:
Icy grapes ….. icy grapes, a burst of coldness
The cars on a nearby highway ….. an ocean of cars, surging forward
Grass clippings ….. mown grass: green designs on wet sandals
Brittle paper ….. brittle pages of great-grandma’s love letters
Morning sky …..Venus, shining like a beacon in my window
Take the challenge. Find a small notebook and record sensory images you read in books or that come to you as you move through your daily life.
Enjoy the magic.