Update – Aphorism Challenge
I thought I’d fill you in on a little of what’s going on with the blog in the coming weeks. I’m going to give myself a simple challenge for the remainder of this semester. In a poetry workshop I am currently enrolled in, we discussed the concept of aphorisms. For those who are unfamiliar, these are short sayings that hint at a truth of life to some degree. The stereotypical example that always comes to my mind is Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise by Ben Franklin.
The challenge, more specifically, will entail my attempt to write aphorisms. Starting tomorrow, I will be writing an aphorism every morning throughout the week. On Sundays, I will select the one or two that stand out to me and post them up to the blog. It’s a simple challenge that, honestly, is my thinly veiled plan to get my writing juices flowing more readily.
Hope they come out well and you all enjoy,
P.S. As a side-note, I went through the trouble of cataloguing my book collection I have here with me in college this weekend. Very satisfying nerdy work that ultimately produced this handy pie chart: