SPC: Two Things Together

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ~ Dr. Seuss

Imagination lets us put two things together and create something entirely new.

Story Photo Challenge

Pick a picture from below and tell me what your imagination sees when these two things come together?

Let me know which picture you selected.

Quickie Challenge

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book or saying?

Picture One

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Picture Two

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Picture Story: What is it?

what am I?

I took this picture in 2008 in Switzerland.

Soon, we’re going back to the land of tall-regal mountains, flower-filled meadows and cautious-climbs that take your breath away.

I mean climbs that literally take your breath, like you can’t catch your breath for ages, your heart feels like it’s going to bounce out of your body and your legs are screaming “STOP, did you forget you’re from FLAT Florida?”

Enough of that; let’s move on to the challenges….

Your Creative Challenge: What is it?

  1. Is it an animal, an alien, an artistic anomaly, or possibly an android? By the way, you don’t have to stick with the letter “a.” I was just having fun:~)
  2. If it could talk, what’s the first word it would say to you?
  3. Where did it come from? (Switzerland doesn’t count!)
  4. What’s its favorite thing to do?

This challenge is for those who want to exercise their creativity and imagination. The answer to the Quickie Challenge is only acceptable if you make it into something that’s a fiction of your mind.

Quickie Challenge:

This challenge is for those who are busy and need to comment quickly. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt my feelings…too much:~)

What is this really a picture of? Here’s your hint:

I have no head, and a tail I lack,
But oft have arms, and legs, and a back;
I inhabit the palace, the tavern, the cot-
‘Tis a beggarly residence where I am not.
If a monarch were present (I tell you no fable),
I still should be placed at the head of the table.

Source: I couldn’t find the author for this riddle, but here’s the site.

Play with Colors

This was me.
I was just an empty bottle
Sitting on the kitchen counter.

Someone had stolen all my color,
Drunk it down to the last drop.
Left me a bottle of barren plastic. *

This was her.
She was just an empty person
Staring at her computer screen.

Someone had stolen all her words,
Eaten them faster than fingers typed.
Left her a person of lost words.

Two empty souls.
Met each other in the kitchen,
Dreaming of being color full.

Someone told us to play together,
Blend my emptiness with her imagination
Left us feeling full of bright color.

This was simply a fun exercise. I was feeling really STUCK and didn’t know what to do for this post. So, I played with words and colors:~)

This week I got my flu shot. Unfortunately, it took. I’ve been feeling fluish and even a bit bluish this week.

I am closing comments for this post because I want to take a spin around the blogosphere.

I want to read the words of friends and let them fill me like the colors filled this bottle:~)

* For the eco-friendly, no plastic was harmed in the making of this post.

Story Photo: What’s at the top of the stairs

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I took this picture in Basel, Switzerland. It was an impulsive photo I took while we were walking through the town. Something about these stairs captured my attention. To me, they had a story to tell.

If you look at the photo, you can see that the stairs don’t look very used as there are lots of leaves on the steps. Then as you look up, you notice the gate, but you can’t see what’s behind the gate, it’s kind of dark and mysterious, at least to me.

So, as I look at this photo, I wonder what I might have found if I had taken the time to climb to the top of these stairs and walked through the gate. Who or what might have been waiting for me?

What’s the story?

That’s your challenge today: What’s the story about this photo? What, or whom, do you think is at the top of these stairs?

Here are some questions to get you thinking. You don’t have to answer all of them; they’re just to get the wheels of your imagination moving:

Look at all the ivy near the gate? It seems to almost create a canopy at the gate. Why is it there?

Is there a house behind the gate and if so, what does it look like? Is it modern, old, or a combination?

If a person lived at the top of these stairs, who might he or she be? What kind of life do you think this person might live? Is the person old, middle-aged or young? Do others live with the person?

Do you think the stairs look as if no one has climbed them for awhile? How come there are so many leaves on the steps?

Look at this photo, consider the questions above and then let your imagination tell you what, or whom, is at the top of the stairs. It’s okay to be a bit “out there” with your answers. For example, could these stairs be a portal to a new universe?

As usual, share your ideas about this photo in the comment box.

Have fun:~)