Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT June 23rd 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined for this session!

For this session we examined the painting Pink Dish and Green Leaves by Georgia O’Keeffe, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about inside vs. outside.

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Please join us for our next session Monday June 28th at 6pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions page.

Pink Dish and Green Leaves by Georgia O’Keeffe

5 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT June 23rd 2021

  1. Patricia D.

    A flash of insight:
    Looking through a windowpane
    seeing my self as transparent.
    No me. Ephemeral.
    This was not a hallucination
    or a moment of enlightenment.
    It was simply a visual realization
    that I am and am not simultaneously.
    Inside and outside is relative
    and so is my Self, with a capital S.


  2. I’m inside.
    My friends are playing outside.
    I can hear them.
    I have a 103 degree fever.

    I hallucinate that I’m outside.
    Too late, my friends are back inside.

    Now I have to hallucinate them outside.


  3. About inside vs. outside~~~

    The sun is shining, perched high above my head,
    its warmth flowing over me and warming the earth.
    Its brightness inviting energy, optimism, encouragement to forge ahead in life’s journey.

    But I have second thoughts,
    this freedom recently gained.
    So much time in confinement, restrictions, distances to be maintained.
    I’m not sure how my inside reacts to all of this.
    There is doubt, there is trepidation.

    I hope the sunshine will warm my heart and spirit,
    for I long to walk tall and strong again,
    without the feeling of being held back by an invisible chain,
    to feel free to live and seize the moments given to me.


  4. al3793

    Having spent two weeks outside among the aspens and towering pines with the fortitude to remain vertical on 40% grades and weather the elements found on jagged young fourteeners which at some point give way to a tree line I get a sense of how small I am.

    Contrasting this with a move from thirty-eight hundred square feet of Wrightian abode to an inside of about a thousand square feet my sense of my smallness is not changed but feels cramped.


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