Isolation ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #114

Isolation, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
I walk out
Onto the expanse
Of rippled sand

The clouds
Roil and tumble above
In grandiose parade
Across azure sky

With every step
I feel a little smaller
A lone figure
Isolated on an expanding horizon

Until I stop
Breathe deeply
Breathe in all this
Glorious enormity

For a moment
I know what it must be like
For a black hole to contain
An entire galaxy

In such a

Chesterman Beach
Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we found ourselves in the Smoke. This week, let’s experience Isolation. Or find something else to inspire your creativity in this photograph of a lone person walking beneath the clouds of Chesterman Beach, in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

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: Smoke
Sun and Smoke, Saskatchewan Crossing, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Challenge #113 ~ Smoke
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #113 was Smoke, along with this digitally filtered photograph of wildfire smoke in the Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park.

Four fiery responses for Smoke 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.