Today, I am sharing a type of writing exercise. In this exercise, you imagine that you are living on a deserted island. Those of us who are less than thrilled with the result of the recent presidential election in the United States may have an urge to move to a deserted island. I have to admit that the idea is very tempting, especially if the island were lovely and tropical and the recipient of trade winds that keep the weather at a steady 75 degrees year round.
Before you get out a beach blanket and a colorful beverage decorated with a little umbrella, start thinking about what you want to bring to your wonderful, government-free island. Here is the catch. You can only bring five things to your island. I'll make it a little easier. You can bring five categories of things to your island. I suggest that because, if you could only bring five individual objects to your island, you would have only food-related objects as in:
So, let's not be that austere. We'll make categories so that you can do more than eat and drink. I'm not knocking eating and drinking. I truly love food and beverages. There are few things that are more satisfying than a delicious meal and a tasty beverage. But life is about adventure, exploration, and discovery, and food is just one part of the adventure.
Below are the lists of items that I would want to bring with me.
|Art supplies. A deserted island would be a great place to do a series of paintings. Since my deserted island is lovely and tropical, there will be many scenes to paint, including beach scenes, trees, and maybe a lovely blue lagoon.|