I sit and write about the Playmobil toys scattered on the floor; stuffed animals, pillows on the sofa; markers, colored pencils on the table; Disney princess dolls and plastic ponies everywhere; a 3D Disney castle puzzle in front of me, fully constructed; fish in little aquarium, swimming around in all directions; bookshelf, full of books, toys, tchotchkes; colored balloons left over from our daughter's sixth birthday; gifts from parents, grandparents; traffic sounds from the left; the street not quite visible through the large rectangular flower grilled window; we sit quietly at our oval wooden table; we just woke up Friday morning; already we are, each of us, busy with projects; paint by numbers, color within the lines, compose
The writing challenge: Bring us to a time and place in your poem. Give us the smells, sights and sounds of your setting. Note that settings can be real or fictional, or a combination of both real and fictional elements.
N.B. On Shabbat, which begins at sunset on Friday and ends upon sunset on Saturday, Jews traditionally do not write, paint, nor use electronic devices (among other restrictions). In essence, according to Jewish tradition, we are not to “create” on Shabbat. Therefore, Friday mornings are the perfect time to engage in our respective creative projects.