Current ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #97

Ganges Current, Laxman Jhula Bridge, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

All the ways I’ve learned
To make my way in life
Unconsciously, they become habit
Forgetting the current running through it all

I remind myself
Stand on the shore
Breathe in the quiet
Observe the current

Ganga Travels
The Ganges River
Laxman Jhula Bridge
Uttarakhand, India

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we got caught in the Maelstrom. This week? Let’s take a moment to breathe in and quietly observe the current of life. Or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of boat and bridge traffic navigating the Ganges River in Rishikesh, India.

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

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: Maelstrom
Waiting, Bicycle Rickshaw Line, Lajpat Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi, India
Challenge #96 ~ Maelstrom
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #96 was Maelstrom, along with this photograph of bicycle rickshaw drivers waiting for fares at a busy New Delhi metro station in India.

In the Maelstrom of summer holidays, one relentless blogger took on this week’s challenge. Thanks CJ! =)

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