by Nancy Casey
Abundance. Multitudes. Much. Many.
What is there lots and lots of?
Think about that as you set up your page: draw a line at the top of the page where the title will go. Set aside some space for illustration.
Today, write about something—or many things—that are abundant in your world. You can consider your own life and memory, what you can observe right in front of you, or some ideas about the world at large.
Consider your own immediate surroundings. What sorts of material things do you collect? Do you collect them by accident or on purpose? What collects around you whether you like it or not?
When you go out, what do you notice everywhere? As the season changes, does anything new appear in large quantities?
Consider your interior landscape. Are there types of thoughts that return again and again? Certain kinds of images that parade frequently across the movie screen of your mind?
You can frame scarcity in terms of abundance by describing your many wishes to have something that you don’t.
Sometimes abundance can bubble over and become a problem of “too much.” Too much of a good thing. Too much of a bad thing. Or maybe just too many things to think about.
When you notice something (in your surroundings or in your thoughts) that there is lots and lots of, start writing about it. Tell what it is and where it can be found. Make other comments if you like. You can describe it in detail, explain its history or purpose, comment on its value, or imagine the world without it.
You could find that you have so much to say about one single thing that is abundant that it fills the whole page. Or you might end up writing a page that includes many different observations about what is abundant in your world.
However it turns out, read over what you have written when the page is full. Illustrate your work if you haven’t already. Think up a title that ties everything together.
Write the title at the top of the page. Write the date on the page too, along with a signature or your initials.
Here is an example of what someone could write.
You can share your work by posting it as a comment below. You can type it in, or take a photo of it and upload the image.
Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. You can find more of her work here. In-person Write-For-You classes could be returning to the Recovery Center before too long—but not yet! If you would like some help with your writing, or just some encouragement, contact Nancy or the Latah Recovery Center.