Grace ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #40

Graceful Lines, Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
We are creatures of grace
I see it everywhere

In the way we move
On the dance floor
In the way we act
In times of tragedy
In the things we build
As monuments to significance

I try to remind myself of this
In the low moments
When I feel anything but grace
Anything but graceful

I pick myself up
And dance again
Help someone else up
Make the world more right again
Get back to creating a world
Made from the best part of me

I try to be graceful
I try to act gracefully
I try to create graceful lines

I try to become grace
And there is grace enough in that

Gateway Arch
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
St. Louis
Missouri, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1997

Last week we let it rain… This week, explore grace, whether it be in motion, line or being. Or find something else in this photograph of St. Louis’ extraordinary Gateway Arch.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response, you can also:

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Rain

Raindrops Fall on Lotus Pads, Sukhothai, Thailand
Challenge #39 ~ Rain
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #39 was Rain, along with this photograph of raindrops falling on lotus pads in Sukhothai, Thailand.

Two bloggers “sang in the rain” this past week, with three wonderful posts. Thanks! =)