Five Days Challenge – Day One

I have been invited by Terry of Through the Lens of My Life to participate in a Five Day Challenge.  Each day, I will post a photo and write a story to go along with it.  (I probably will interpret the term ‘story’ quite loosely.  I do that.)  I will also invite one person each day to take up this challenge on his/her blog.  I’m excited to participate, as I have been eager to set aside time to indulge my creative side.  It’s a spring awakening, of sorts, so thank you, Terry!  Here’s my first offering:

frost script

Sometime during the night, a winged spirit must have visited my window. There are the traces of his presence and his flight, frozen against the pane. It’s as if he were caught peeking in at my dreams, and perhaps left a note to apologize for the intrusion. Dear Messenger, does your scrolling script bring word from that soul who lives in my memory and heart, the figure of my dreams, the love of my past youth? If so, then I thank you for this precious gift, gone with the rising warmth of morn. A brief delight, as was his kiss, a fluttering pulse. It is enough to tickle my imagination and leave a smile.

– Next, I invite you to visit Naomi Baltuck at Writing Between the Lines.  She has already accomplished much more than this challenge requires, and as a professional storyteller and author, she may not have time to participate in this specifically.  (You’re off the hook, friend!  But you’ve been tagged for visits. 🙂 )  I love her posts…it’s like nestling into the cozy corner of a children’s library for Story Hour.  Her photos and stories are like the picture books that you loved to discover as a kid: humorous, expertly illustrated, and with a great message to take away.  Enjoy!  And thanks for spending time here!

© 2015, essay and photographs, Priscilla Galasso, All rights reserved

6 thoughts on “Five Days Challenge – Day One

  1. What a wonderful photo and story to go with it! I’m just beginning my foray into writing so for me this challenge was a little scary… but I was intending to accompany more of my photos with writing! I hope I can keep it up. I don’t always have the time or the energy to be verbally creative.
    Thank you so much for participating! I can’t wait to read more, and will definitely check out Naomi’s blog. 🙂

    • Thank you, Terry, for this fun exercise. The thing about writing for me is to just open up and stop censoring myself. It’s not about creating so much as it is about letting what already lives be seen. Your energy is already in your thoughts, your emotions, likes & dislikes. Words are one way to show them, yoga and movement or music or art are others. Letting those energies out to breathe and play actually gives you more energy!

      • Thank you for the very wise words! I have the yoga, movement and art part… writing is a new venue as is blogging. I began this WordPress blog in September. Prior to that I had started a blog for our business. The posts are intermittent and it’s not the same sort of thing as what I’m doing here on WordPress
        I have discovered recently that if i allow myself to write as play it’s much easier. 🙂 Thanks again for the good advice!

  2. Dear Priscilla,
    I love your story–to find magic, one need look no farther than out your own window. And your really sweet introduction made me blush! I will do a new post in response to the challenge–and be sure to link it to your blog. Thanks so much for thinking of me.
    Warmly,
    Naomi

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