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Threads of Meaning Exercise 1 “Words as Currency”

 

Option 2: Making Word Connections

In this exercise, as your mind identifies the concrete aspect of words, you will be led to the intuitive.  Your linear thinking will take you into a more complex web of thought.

 

Start with a topic that interests you.  What "drives" you?

 

OR

 

Choose from my list of words.

 

Research

Minimal

Environment 

Solvable

Breach

Wilderness

Transformation

Inchoative

Verbatim

Elemental

Empathy

Surrender

Neutral

Remember

Connection

Alchemy

Refuge

Fathoming

 

1. Free Write for 15 minutes on your chosen word. Ramble…

 

 

2. What other words are present in the word you have chosen?  Make a list in a column. 

Column 1                               Column 2            Column 3

For example:  from  EARTH      Opposites       Word Associations

heart

art

hear

tear 

the

 

 

Now make a list of the opposite of each word you’ve made in a column next to the first.

 

In the third column of words that come to mind as you read the first column of words again.

 

If you are having trouble finding words in your word, add a letter of your own choice to make a word.

 

Collect and “dissect” words you find and add them to Column 1.

 

3. What discoveries have you made about patterns, themes?  Record them in your notes.

 

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