This week’s writing activity is inspired by last month’s memoir, You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs. If you read along, you laughed, but you also noticed his impeccable talent of describing a scene, a moment, or a feeling. In the opening of his “Ask Again Later” chapter (which is hilarious), he beautifully describes sunlight. I was so amused with it, that I read it several times, letting it paint the scene in my mind. I thought, “I wonder what I could describe that good?”
So, we are going to try! Here’s the excerpt for inspiration.
The sunlight on the bed was that clean, white light of winter without any tinge of yellow or gold; it was lensed, glassy light that erased shadows. So much pure, diffused sun felt like a shoplifted luxury; like sleeping until eleven on a Monday morning.
Isn’t it amazing?! I like how he always throws in a funny and relatable simile too. Now it’s our turn. I’m going to try to describe candlelight. I got inspired to do so during our NYE celebration. We turned the lights out, lit candles, charged our crystals & tarot cards, and meditated into the new year. The entire experience was beautiful, but that candlelight was something else! I’m going to give it a try and I’ll share later.
What are you going to describe? Write in the comments below! ❤