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Object 1: The Bicycle

She kept it outside and the newness of it slowly rusted overtime. She had no choice and could not keep it anywhere else. She loved that thing and had picked it out herself, years ago in San Francisco. The bleeding heart red drew her immediately to it. She knew it was hers and she had to have it. Even though it had an XS written on it, it felt grandiose. The frame was sturdy and reliable, artfully crafted. The sheen of the red emanated like a sparkling ruby, and all around, a smell of newness wafted through the air -like she was a child again picking out her first bike with the pom-pommed handle bars, dad right by her side. She remembered taking the bike for a test ride across the frenetic streets of San Francisco. It was exhilarating to see the city in this new way - as if she was in a revolving door floating from one moment to the next, riding high on her shiny new bicycle.

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6 weeks of object writing

It's been a while since I've written in this blog. A lot has happened since. I had my first full year as a professional musician, juggling multiple teaching jobs as well as other jobs! I moved to NY recently to really go for it. As I get acclimated to my new surroundings, and the frenetic nature of NY, I thought having something to tether me to my craft would be helpful. Hence, I'm embarking on a journey of 6 weeks of object writing. Just 10 minutes every morning, but a commitment to doing this every morning for 10 minutes. Object writing is a tool used by lyricists and writers, as a way to deep dive into writing. It works upon engaging all of your senses - writing from the perspective of touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, plus two other sense: organic sense which is your awareness of inner bodily functions - pulse, heartbeat, muscle tension, etc. And Kinesthetic sense - roughly your sense of relation to the world around you like when you're on a train and get seasick, the world around you blurs. So I start on this 6 week exercise of object writing. Each day I'll use a different object. Please feel free to submit your own examples of this exercise. I want this to be an open forum of creativity!

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