Tenuous ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #70

Tenuous Connection, Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I walk the tenuous path
Connecting here and now to other
Mindful of the tides
And time
Not all explorations bear fruit
So I plan my return
With equal care

Moving forward, sometimes
Requires stepping backward
To reconnoitre
To reconsider
To recenter on the here and now
So the paths to possible others
May emerge

A Tenuous Path to Elsewhere
Whytecliff Park
West Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada


Last week we explored Intertwined possibilities. This week? Let’s explore the Tenuous, or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of the of an Islet off Whytecliff Park, whose tenuous connection to land is under the jurisdiction of the moon, and her tides.

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 — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge to your post

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: Intertwined
Sky Becomes the Land, Porteau Cove, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #69 ~ Intertwined
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #69 was Intertwined, along with this photograph of clouds intertwined with the Coast Mountains along Howe Sound in British Columbia, Canada.

Three Intertwining entries this week. Thanks everyone! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.