This April I’m once again going to be joining hundreds of others playing in the month-long Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge, the annual event that invites bloggers to write their way through the alphabet. Given my penchant for creating abecedariums, how can I resist?
Today we’ve been encouraged to “reveal” our theme – what we’ll be spending our month writing about.
I’m not sure what’s up with me, but I’m seriously in love with manifestos. A manifesto is commonly defined as a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer. For me, all that reflecting and examining one’s beliefs and intentions for clarity, and then speaking from the heart, declaring and taking ownership is a wonderful thing. I love the power and simplicity; the presence and integrity of it all.
And so I’m setting the task for myself to spend April writing a manifesto. But don’t worry, my plan isn’t to create something that’s all serious and potentially boring – remember I like keeping my feet on the joy trail. So I’ll be writing a manifesto about what I wonder about, what I’m curious about, what delights me. Of course, if you’ve been hanging around here for a while you’ll already know one of the things I love is words, particularly unusual words, so I’m going to up the challenge factor and try to base my entries on unusual words that delight me. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?
I certainly hope you’ll stick around and hear me out – a good manifesto needs an audience don’t you think?
By month’s end perhaps you’ll have a better sense of me and maybe fallen in love with a new word or two, or just spent a moment or two wondering and being curious and looking for what delights you. All good things I think.
And I hope you’ll consider playing along as well. There’s still time to join here, and you know I’d love to read your abecedarium.
Have you ever written a manifesto? Have something you want to declare with passion? Do tell – you know I’d love to hear.