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Posts tagged ‘empathy’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Extra Sensory

3 September 2019 

Make art about a psychic experience. 

psychic

Image by kalhh from Pixabay

Sometimes the Day is the Poem <3

Whatsoever you do….

Daily Prompt Love <3 What?

13 July 2019 

Make art about what’s misunderstood, about when you misunderstood something, or about when you were misunderstood. 

misunderstood

Daily Prompt Love <3 Star Child

28 June 2019 

“Star Child, list where you may. That heart’a yours will show the way.” -John Little Bear Eaton 

Make art about a star child, about the emotional intelligence of star children.

star children

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Other People's Truth

7 June 2019 

I often tell my writing students, “Just because it may not be true in your world, doesn’t mean it isn’t true.” 

Make art about trying to understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, or about making space for experience that is very different than your own. 

other people's shoes

Image by Daniel Reche from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 So Soft

10 May 2019 

Make art about softness, about the strength to be found in softness, about softness the world needs. 

softness

Image by andrea candraja from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt <3 The Kicked Dog

12 February 2019 

Once when I was a little girl, with my mama, we encountered a particularly grumpy, difficult person. As we moved away from the angry man, under her breath, Mama murmured in her lilting Southern accent, “Mmm, somebody kicked that dog.” 

Being the mouthy kid I was, and an animal lover 🙂 I immediately asked, “Dog? What dog, Mama?” 

She smiled, saying, “Not a real dog, Mary. That man.”

“The mean one?” I asked. 

She nodded, and explained, “When we meet a dog that seems mean, or aggressive, growling at us, we never assume the dog was born vicious, right? We assume that something has happened, that the dog has been mistreated or hurt in some way that made it mean. But we don’t give difficult people the same benefit of the doubt, do we?” She smiled. “Maybe we should.” 

Make art about compassion, about a moment you learned compassion, or recognized that you needed to respond with compassion. 

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