Thursday, June 28, 2012

Play Time, by DL Larson

  Yes, this is a silly picture full of people not afraid to have fun!  My family gave me one of the best presents I have ever received, a good old fashion Birthday Party!  The picture above is the result of a Scavenger Hunt around the farm.  Not one person sat out, or thought they were too cool to participate.  But then that's my family, a great group of "doers!"  The youngest member is my nine month old grandson, Van, on the far left in the back row.  The oldest is my dad, 88years old, standing in the back with the purple boa.  I'm wearing the Dolly Parton wig in the front row.  The rest is my beloved FAMILY!

My only regret is not having a video of everyone undressing!  We could have made some money.  Running around searching for our treasures was funny enough, but when the menfolk tried to remove their costumes, they were awkened to the woes of women fashions that may slide on, but refuse to slide off.  Tugging and pulling and going around in circles wasn't nearly as productive as they had hoped. 

Getting in touch with our childish impulses can be a great way to create new characters, new plots and new ventures in our writing.  Taking time to do the unusual opens up all kinds of avenues and ideas.  Since my birthday party, I've been tossing ideas around and realize I have another "book" forming in my head.  Playtime dreaming with new ideas can be dangerous, but oh, so exciting.

So, come on, share with us here at Acme Authors ... what are some of the silly or different things you have done for fun? 

Til next time ~

DL Larson

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

We DID!! have a great time.. so fun to see everyone at each clue what they had on and then the big "reveal"! SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Deb Larson said...

Yes it was!!!
Glad you stopped by ~
DL

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Terry said...

Happy Birthday - and thanks for sharing such a great memory with us!

Morgan Mandel said...

Happy Birthday!
That picture is a real stitch!
Looks like everyone had a bunch of fun!

Morgan Mandel
http://morgansbooklinks.blogspot.com

Margot Justes said...

Happy Birthday, Deb!
Margot
www.mjustes.com

Deb Larson said...

Thanks everyone - DL

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