Construction ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #308

La Sagrada Familia, from Gaudí Park Güell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

I look at myself
A blur
In the foggy mirror
Every morning
Even after washing away
Another layer
Of accumulated detritus

Like the sculptor
Finding the figure
Inside the stone

Like a cathedral
Not yet complete
A hundred years
After the passing
Of its architects

I remain a work in progress
Under construction

In this life
In the last
In the next
All that have been
And all yet to come

Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família
(To the left, in the deep background, with the construction cranes.)
From Gaudí Park Güell

Taken during travels, 2017

Pic and a Word Challenge

Last week we beachcombed at Ebb tide. This week, we’re under Construction. Or seek something else to inspire you in this photograph of La Sagrada Familia, viewed from Gaudí Park Güell, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is (usually) a weekly creativity prompt offered (also, usually) Mondays.

With each challenge I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as  inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, video, 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 to illustrate your post, or any images 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 challenge’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: Ebb

Low Tide, Big Beach, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #307 ~ Ebb

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #307  was Ebb, along with this photograph of a tidal pool at low tide on Big Beach, in Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada.

Three bloggers flowed out with the Ebb tide 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.

Happy Creating! ❤