Write the story that begins: “We arrive barefoot, and leave shoeless…”
Base your story on the premise: “this boundary we’ve created between humanity and our environment is artificial” by Bradley Cantrel
This enclosed bridge passes over the Rio di Palazzo in Italy, connecting the interrogation rooms to the Prigioni Nuove, the New Prison. It was named Bridge of Sighs by Lord Byron in the 19th century, because the view through stone grills was the last convicts saw of Venice before their imprisonment.
Where is your Bridge of Sighs?
This is the front door of the Dalmore House in Scotland, completed in 1881, deemed uninhabitable in the early 1960s, and destroyed by fire in April 1969.
Life is short, and we are transient.
Walk through these doors and discover who lived here, retrieve their stories, reveal who they were by what they believed and what they built. Begin with: “In ruins we find out what was impossible after all.”
What will yours be?
Consider a major decision in your life, and imagine if you had said ‘no’ instead of ‘yes’ – or ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’.
How would that change your outcome?
Write the letter to yourself, at the moment of turning point, that could have changed your mind.
Then, fictionalize the story – and give yourself a break.
These are paper filament incandescent electric light bulbs, invented by Thomas Edison in the late 19th century.
Imagine a love affair that enacts this story of light – the intense heat generated to make love will burn as intensely as it illuminates.
Write the story to the moment when illumination burns. Call the story Edison’s Light.