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In one of our writing skills groups some students are sharing with us their interesting compositons. We encourage all of you who enjoy writing to join us as well!

Writing Skills:

Title to be developed: “Starting something new is never easy and Jane woke up that morning very nervous”.

Starting something new is never easy and Jan woke up that morning very nervous. Even though she had been planning it for two years, her unexpected anxiety was growing moment by moment, but  her decision had already been made, what was more, in a couple of hours she would begin her new project.

 After a brief and quick cup of coffee she got the car´s key ready to go to her brand-new  business launching party. Surprised by the sound of the telephone, Jan answered it and  heard the bitter news. She couldn´t contain her tears full of sorrow when she learnt that the authorization to open her new store had been postponed.  To sort out that problem she was rushing to and fro while she kept on thinking: “Why starting something new could be so difficult?”  Fortunately, late in the afternoon she was able to fix the obstacle in the path towards her plan. In spite of the fact that she had been running, arguing and working so hard to make her dreams come true Jan was radiant and  self-confident.

Finally the new place was opened with a stunning decoration, modern lamps creating a classy personal touch and well chosen music that invited people to enjoy the delightful stand. Nevertheless, from time to time she went on wondering why there were so many hurdles on the way, to achieve something new. Deep down from the bottom of her heart she knew that the secret  was: “Never to give up”.

Written by Ana

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Our members keep  sending us the activity done in our last “Necklaces & Ties” meeting. In this opportunity,  the poem  sent is the one which has been adapted after listening to all the others. Excellent result!!!

“Looking for a moment of s

 running out of my bed

meeting nice women , sharing a group

which makes me feel better, restoring my health.

Dreaming of a best life-style

hoping for it as a child in Christmas Eve

preparing myself with effort

coping with my resistance to be happy

transforming my thoughts in energy.

Getting rid of sadness

with less old tears and more new smiles

going through difficulties

achieving my goals wisely

shining with the sparkles

of an adult modern woman

with the real age of my soul.

Silvia

We’d like to share one of our “Necklaces & Ties” member’s great achievements. While working on the creativity course: “Recovering our Creative Growth”, based among others, on the book : “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, she discovered one very deep and hidden longing: to become a theatre artist… some years have passed by and here she is:

Congratulations María Pía for this beatiful theatre show! Keep it up! We feel thrilled with your creative goal!

FIRST POEM

SPEED AND THOUGHT
FEELING OF LOSS
THE BURDEN OF AGE
THE AGE OF OUR SOUL

HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL
WHEN PAIN KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR?
HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL
WHEN HEALTH IS RESTORED?

YOUR MIND KNOWS THE WAY
TO CONQUER YOUR SOUL
BEWARE!!!
DON´T LET IT FORCE YOU TO TRAVEL SO

SECOND POEM

LET´S OPEN OUR HEARTS
THE BURDEN OF AGE
SHOULDN´T CHOOSE
CRYING AS A PATH

HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL
WHEN PAIN KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR?
STOP AND SEE
BE OPEN AN ALERT, JUST FEEL

SPEED AND THOUGHT
ENERGY SURROUNDING US
YOUR SOUL WILL SURE
TAKE YOU ASHORE

Marta

A Lovely Poem

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Rumi

 

This is another activity in our “Necklaces & Ties” meeting group.
1st Task:
   
When I came here
   I was eager to share moments with the group
   Nervous about decisions
   I love the energy surrounding us
   Laughing and feeling supported
   opening our hearts
2nd Task:
   
When I came here 
I was eager to share moments with the group 
Nervous about decisions
 You conquer your soul
don´t let it force you
I love the energy surrounding us 
shining with the sparks of an adult modern woman
 Laughing, relaxed and connected with ourselves
feeling supported,  opening our hearts
Be alert, our thoughts will give us the direction.
Ana

August Meeting

Participants were asked to write a paragraph or poem about their feelings and emotions in the creativity recovery process.  Once they finished writing it each one read it and the other members wrote down phrases and words which resounded in them. Next step they re-wrote their first writing adding the parts they had written down. Here’s one of the member’s activities:

1st task: “I sighed deeply, not to cry

                 and  what could happen

                  if I tried?         

                  Is crying  the path? To take out longings of the past

                 Lost dreams and lost loves?

                And if I dared a little more

                making a change just to start

                and opened my mouth with a big smile?”

 2nd task: “I sighed deeply, not to cry

                       the feeling of age

                       gave pain to my heart.

                      There are things I should’ve learnt in life

                      if I want to conquer my soul

                     I have to leave behind the burdens I don’t like

                    Now I can realize lost dreams and lost loves

                    made me wiser and opened my heart.

                  Now there’s a big smile in my mouth every day when I wake up”.