Gesture ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #148

Here, NOW, Boy, Mother, Aunt, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China
One need not read nor write
Nor even understand
A single word here spoken
To know the story
In the gestures
A narrative
As old as time

Here, NOW!
Mother, aunt and child
Xinjiang, China

Taken during travels, 1998

Last week we went Organic. This week, let’s find the meanings in Gesture, or discover something else to inspire you in this photograph of the standoff between a mother and her boy.

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: Organic
Lovely Lichen, Hope Slide, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #147 ~ Organic

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #147 was Organic, along with this digitally manipulated photograph of lichen on granite at the Hope Slide in British Columbia, Canada.

Twelve bloggers found the beauty in Organic this week. More new voices and visions (welcome!), and another record number of responses. Way to go, everyone! Thank you. =)

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

Happy Creating!