While most pages in Wreck This Journal flick the epiphany switch in my brain, there are some that are nothing more than a good bit of fun. All too often, the word “fun” is shunned as being irresponsible or immature and that’s always bothered me. Life is a one shot deal and I intend to have as much fun with it as possible.
In the beginning of the journal there is a page with instructions to poke holes. I sharpened my pencil and punctured the page from top to bottom. Even with multiple stab wounds the page still didn’t have enough personality, so I pulled out my box of crayons and got busy.
My first instinct was to turn the holes into sparkling stars in space. All it took was a little glitter glue and midnight blue! From there, my inner geek came out and added the opening sequence to Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’ve always liked the idea of the Earth being a small speck in a very large universe. There are so many possibilities out there and we are just one of those possibilities. It’s very humbling, while also awe-inspiring. Besides that, I spent most of my teenage years obsessed with the adventures of the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701 D.
On the flip side of the page, the holes took me in an entirely different direction. For some inexplicable reason, I envisioned the flecks on a strawberry. So I went with it and did my best to draw a strawberry around the holes. While coloring, my train of thought took me to a television show called Qi. My husband and I watched an episode in London back in 2005 and its always stuck with us. It’s a quiz/comedy show that calls into question curious facts and trivia with tongue in cheek humor (we’ve since tracked down and watched every episode ever made). Qi is where we learned a strawberry isn’t a berry, but a drupe. I couldn’t resist noting that on my journal page.
I’m totally not kidding . . .
There’s nothing like a little random fun to rouse my muse from slumber. Starships and strawberries could very well be the start of a great story!
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I know I’m a bit early with this week’s Wreck This Journal, but with Christmas rapidly approaching, the next few posts will be a bit more festive in nature.
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