Today’s stream of consciousness prompt from Linda Hill is Project.
It reminds me of when I was a child trying to make my way in the world on stage. I would have to project my voice to be heard and I needed to be sure I enunciated my words both spoken and sung. I never got a lead part in a play and those parts I did get were never performed in any spectacular way, but I did learn something. I learned to enunciate.
Now that I am trying to make my way on the stage that I call the stage of life as a writer, I am reminded of Mr. B who was my childhood choir teacher. Boy did he stress enunciation. Even to this day I find myself singing our warm up scales – Copper kettles carry comfort killing cough and cold, tinkers tell their tales at tea until their tales are told. I hope to enunciate my words clearly to be understood by my readers.
Another memory that comes to mind using the word project is how many times I have used an over-head projector as a teacher. Those were wonderful things. I really enjoyed them. They aren’t used in classrooms anymore. They have been replaced by Smart Boards which are really cool in their own way as long as the Internet is working.
When I spent hours painting animals and trees on my children’s bedroom walls I really wished I had a projector to outline my sketches. It was more difficult to get the sketches just right, but I managed. The rooms were quite beautiful – at least as far as my kids and I were concerned. I wish I had pictures to show, but I don’t.
English is such a funny language. Project is not just projecting your voice or an image onto a wall. It is also a task to be completed. I have a project to work on this weekend.
Yesterday I wrote about my goals for my blog. I thought it was quite reasonable to try to get 500 followers. Then my friend, Joey, suggested that I read and comment on 500 blogs today. Well, now, there’s a challenge. It isn’t just a challenge – it is a major PROJECT.
Well, I have now read and commented on 19. Not anywhere near 500. Oh, Jolene, Jolene, JOLENE, what you do to me!
That’s it for now. I have to go because I have some serious reading to do.