Yes I did, I signed up for daily prompts from Word Press to inspire my blogging, then mostly ignored the emails. Regardless, here’s a brief response to three of the prompts so far, at least my 1,2,3.
Prompt 1: What Road Trip would you love to take?
If asked a few weeks ago I would have said, Route 66, the Mother Road, one of America’s earliest highways running from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It sounded quite romantic but the more we considered the actual road and the amount of driving involved it seemed like all the good stuff was in the West, mostly Arizona. Like we discovered in Williams, on our trip to the Grand Canyon a few years ago.
So why drive rickety roads through the barren lands of Oklahoma and northern Texas (no disrespect meant) stopping by the occasional quirky restaurant or giant ball of string? Instead, we’re planning a loop through the Southwest, mostly northern Arizona and southern Utah, with stops by the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley and a few of the other National Parks in the area. And yes, with occasional forays onto the Mother Road.
Prompt 2 : Write about the last time you left your comfort zone.
Are you kidding? I’ve been living outside my comfort zone for the past two years just like the rest of you – in a covid infected world: speaking from my little Zoom box, seeing myself as others do (hey – that’s not normal!) and wearing masks in public, all the while wondering if I’m doing enough to stay protected from those nasty airborne particles!
Speaking of masks, my first were homemade from scraps of fabric I had around the house. (I probably looked like I was wearing a pillowcase in those early days but we do what we can.) You may recall I had help from Benji.
Prompt 3 : What was your favorite toy as a child?
I suppose there were some but kids in my era had more fun playing Hide ‘n Seek late into the summer night, jumping across creeks, and building forts in the woods.
But if I had to pick something it would be my troll doll. With its happy face and goofy smile, colorful fragrant hair (I still remember that smell), it was portable enough to take to school. Wish I still had it. I picked up the one below in a collectible store and though the orange isn’t quite what I remember, it will do for now.
Hmm. Perhaps there is inspiration to be found in daily prompts!