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“A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.”Brendan Behan
WQWWC #36 TOPIC: WRITER’S CHOICE OR MOUNTAINS
What do you think when you hear the word “mountain” or “mountains?” Does the word inspire you or wear you out? There are many ways to go with the word for this week’s topic, or you can veer off in another direction and choose a topic of your own.
Define your word or topic
When you have an essay or a blog post to write, a good place to start is to define the word or concept. Here’s a definition of mountains to get you started.
“They are steeper than hills. A mountain or mountain range usually has a peak, which is a pointed top. Mountains have different climates than land at sea level and nearby flat land.”National Geographic
Think of your topic as a metaphor
Mountains are metaphors for anything huge. They are the highest places on earth. For some people they represent something insurmountable. The only way the average person can see the top is from an airplane.
Others take mountains as a challenge, an adventure.
Climb every mountain Search high and low Follow every byway Every path you know Rogers and Hammerstein The Sound of Music
“Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill, Marsha.”Mom and Dad
Maybe you have a “mountain of work” like a pile of laundry to do, or maybe you’re after “peak performance.”
A counselor might advise their patient to go to their high place when angry or “caught between a rock and a hard place.”
When you hit “rock bottom,” there’s nowhere else to go but up.
A car advertisement will picture people chasing adventure or peace and quiet in the mountains- roasting marshmallows, taking time to admire the mountain wild flowers.
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”Matthew 17:20
Picture Your Topic – Write a Poem
mighty sharp and rugged moves me Marsha Ingrao
Mountain peaks in the distance call me. Marsha Ingrao
Wedged lodged deep in my brain mountains to climb escape dull routines let my soul drift away Marsha Ingrao
Poems submitted for Tanka Tuesday – Poet’s Choice.
I hope I’ve given you something to ponder, to fill your mind with lofty thoughts and get you out of the doldrums and hum drum of life with this topic. Take it and run or walk or climb. Or go a different direction entirely.
Now It’s Your Turn
Thanks for playing along with me today for Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge. If you love challenges and are short on time, you have mountains to do before tomorrow — combine. As Cee Neuner says, “Just have fun with it.”
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