It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the enormity of both our own and the world’s pain. It feels even more important now to take moments to pause. Writing is a great tool to reflect, de-stress, #breakforjoy, and heal.
Using this piece from Brian Calvin as inspiration, here are two prompts to help you get the pen going. You can choose one, both or follow your own adventure.
Set a timer for 7 minutes and just keep your pen moving.
In the mirror…/Everything seemed different after…
Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. Look for a new post every Sunday in May and please share your work with us on Instagram! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #breakforjoy #WriteAroundPAM
Brian Calvin (American, born 1969). Awake (for J.K.), 2004. Acrylic on canvas. Gift of David Hoberman, 2009.90 © unknown, research required