365 Creativity Project-Day 137

The second exercise in What If? is to use one of your first sentences and take your story in different directions by adding a second sentence. I found this interesting. I had never thought about how each sentence could change a story so drastically.

Journal 5-25-20120001

My thoughts are concentrated on other places:

Reluctant Explorer

I rarely travel away
From home preferring my own
Environment to any
I have opportunity
To visit on a journey.

Sometimes other places call
With sweet majestic voices
That make me want to venture
Far from my comfortable
And familiar residence.

Mountains, forests, beaches, all
Entice me with their beauty
Cajoling me with their songs
Of rare untamed adventure,
Life is unpredictable.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, May 25, 2012



Lucy and Max…


Angel Bear…




Angel Dog…

I am grateful:

1.   I slept in today.
2.   Laura, my daughter-in-law, called to say she had gotten home safely from her trip to Okinawa to see Alex, my son.
3.   Alex works in a support position in the Air Wing of the Marine Corps.
4.   The hot dogs and French fries I cooked for supper were very good.
5.   I enjoy reading, writing, art, and photography.

I hope each of you had a fabulous Friday. If you have one, I hope your long weekend is enjoyable. If you feel so inclined do something creative with your time. It will help you feel joy.

Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by Kristi Carver on May 26, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Hi Jo Ann! I love your blog and your pictures, especially Lucy & Max, reminds me of my two Yorkies, Peaches & Penny;) I agree that every day is better filled with as much creative time as you cram in! BTW, from one fellow MNINB’r to another, and because you’re so creatively versatile, I’m nomming you for the Versatile Blogger award! You go girl!

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on May 27, 2012 - 5:20 pm

      Thank you Kristi, Lucy and Max were gifts with purchases from Victoria’s Secret in 2003. Yorkshire Terriers are so cute. Creativity is a grace that makes life more precious. Thank you for nominating me.

      Jo Ann

  2. #3 by glenda on May 28, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    I so relate to your poem today! Being an introvert, I prefer to read or dream about where I’d love to go, but actually go very little in the way of new places or adventures!

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on May 28, 2012 - 4:33 pm


      Thank you for reading and commenting. I am very much a homebody and somewhat an introvert. I am glad to know that others feel similar reluctance to mine. I really want to travel, but I do not want to leave the comfort of my home.

      Jo Ann

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