Today's post is a "free write", and I chose to share my experience from attending a monthly support group by The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation in New York City.
Health Activist Choice 2. Like our other first Health Activist Choice day, today’s topic is up to you! Write about something you’ve had on your mind, reflect on your HAWMC experience thus far, or check out one of our past prompts from January, February, or March. If you would like to grab a topic being discussed in our Community Forum – that would be an idea. Or, if you want to respond to something that’s happening in the news. Or try another ekphrasis – write about a picture you like or, this time, write inspired by a song instead of a picture. All of these could lead to a great post. Take 15 minutes and write.
Where did you find your inspiration for today’s post? What did you decide to write about?
So on 'World Lupus Day' the topic was "Healing Through Poetry & Art". We read a poem called The Journey written by Mary Oliver. I'll post an excerpt so you can join in and see what type of emotion it evokes in you, but to read the entire poem click on "The Journey" link mentioned above.
"Mend my life!"each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible..."
I was even inspired to write my own poem, which I'd like to share with each of you below...
How about you? Has poetry or art helped you heal? Or has it inspired you to write something? Feel free to share it!