habit zero #132

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the challenge   Today we are playing Total Recall. You challenge is to pick a visual Insight (or any other photo for that matter) you’ve captured in the past and write a short story or a poem inspired by it. Note that you shouldn’t describe what really happened in the scene you’ve captured. Just use what you see in the Insight as a trigger for imagining an entirely new story. my insight   The light drew her like as if she was a moth. It was bright white, and yet somehow it managed to color the night in blue. She was hypnotized. Every step she took she knew herself less. Deep inside she knew what would happen when she reached the invisible source of light, but it was inevitable. The penetrating bass made her heart beat, or was it the other way around? She closed her eyes and went in. The doors closed behind her. When she opened her eyes, it was surprisingly dark. Only the beating bass suggested this was the same place she had walked toward. The infinite space was full of people, but she was never so alone. She cannot go back. There’s nowhere to go back … Read More

habit zero #124

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   We are on a creative exploration today, and our target is Carbon. Capture as many Insights inspired by the Seed throughout the day and come back to this post later today for some reflection. Let’s play!

Layered Creativity

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It starts with an empty wall. At least, it appears to be empty. Created from bricks or cement, it is bound to have a texture and possibly some paint strokes on it. They might not be apparent at first, but they are there. Then, just before the night turns into the morning when the streets are almost empty, an artist will pass by this wall and decide to use it as a canvas. And it is not just any plain canvas. It has all those imperfections – the signs of time and passersby. It has a context – the street in which it is placed. It might have a window or a door, a sign or some old paint peeling. It is a world by itself, but it is now going to be part of someone else’s creation.

Crossing Boundaries

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Wherever we look there are borders and boundaries. They can be geometrical or political; ideological or physical; they can be real and tangible or imaginary; they can be boundaries between objects and spaces or between people. Not all boundaries are meant to be crossed, but crossing some of them is an opportunity to explore, imagine, and create. The Crossing Boundaries Seed is an invitation to look around you and find boundaries that can be crossed. Maybe you will be able to cross them, and maybe someone or something else has already done so. Whether it is a ray of light breaking through and unexpectedly illuminating a closed space, or someone making a great achievement, finding and capturing boundaries being crossed can be an inspiration for you to do the same.

Be an Inspiration

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“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”                                                                                                                                               Steven Spielberg No matter how old you are, you probably remember at least two school teachers: the best teacher you had, and (obviously) the worst one. I remember my high school literature teacher. I don’t remember any concrete piece of literature she taught us. I don’t remember any poem or any type of rhyming. I also didn’t do that well in literature. I used to think of myself more as a person of numbers and logic, and less of that fluffy stuff anyone can interpret freely. And yet, I remember my literature teacher as the best teacher I had.