Awe ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #224

Awe, Pacific Coast Highway, Southern California Coast, United States of America
Ageless roil
Tide incoming
Hardened shore

I trundle along the escarpment
Of this thin edge of immensity
Immersed in the awe
Of all that I do not yet know
And the greater mystery
Of all that I will never know

Thus is the curse
And the beauty
Of consciousness

On this thin edge of immensity
Pacific Coast Highway
Somewhere in Southern California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2020

Pic and a Word Challenge

Hey Pic and a Worders — I’ve been considering moving Pic and a Word Challenge from Sunday to Monday for a while now. Today seemed like a good day to make the change (because I fell asleep before I was able to finish this last night. πŸ˜‰ ). I’ll still write the posts later in the evening on Sunday and schedule them for publication at 7AM on Mondays. The ‘deadline’ to get your weekly responses in so I can list them in Monday’s post will be around 10PM Sunday nights. As some of you know, I do try to add late-comers, but won’t always be able to.

Happy creating! ❀ ❀ ❀

Last week we got found ourselves in the darkness with Untaken. This week, let’s travel the road untaken, or find something else to inspire you in this sepia-toned photograph of the Southern California coastline.

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

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 images
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • 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.

The previous challenge was: Untaken
Challenge #223 ~ Untaken
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #223 was Untaken, along with this simple image of unillumined darkness.

Three bloggers took a shot at Untaken this week. =) Thank you, everyone! ❀

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

Happy Creating!