We are surrounded most of the time by ordinary things. Mostly we hardly notice them—and that is what makes them ordinary.
|Denver, Colorado, USA|
This is Peggy from Southern California. This week I want you to choose one of the ordinary things around you and write about it. Look at this ordinary thing or scene in detail and notice what is there. Is there some unexpected beauty in its design or the way it fits in with its surroundings? Perhaps by doing this you can make it something extraordinary.
|Yunnan Province, China|
It will be interesting to see what we all think of as ordinary. What is one person’s ordinary may be someone else’s out of the ordinary.
|Nkandla, South Africa|
As time passes, what is ordinary now may change. Things like bustles, bound feet and corsets may have been quite ordinary at some times and places. If you write a poem about an ordinary room or house today, someone reading your poem in 200 years may find it all quite unusual.
|Several ordinary things in this photo of an American living room.|
You might even choose to go back in time or to another place and write about what is ordinary then or there.
Lots of possibilities here.
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