For me Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie is my Brothel of Slaking Intellectual Lusts. For those of you familiar with the 90s computer game Planescape Torment this reference might mean something, for the rest of you it probably won’t make much sense so let me explain. The word brothel is misleading. It might be more accurate to call it a philosophical school, poetry being what it is to the soul. For me it is a sanctuary, a place to expand the mind and heart, to explore the sensual, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual realms, a place where inspiration and creativity combine with freedom of expression. It is a place where people can be themselves and form meaningful connections with others through the artistic medium of their choice, at least, I hope it is that kind of place. When I first started MLMM I never imagined that so many people would come together to assist me. I am so grateful to every single person who has participated in the creation of my dream. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks to everyone’s support MLMM did not fall when I was away. Now it is time to create. To reinvent. To reawaken my dream. I have been brainstorming with the remaining members of my team and we have worked out a new schedule. I would love to get your feedback and if there is anyone interested in joining the team please leave a comment below.
Monday- Wordle (Lisa)
Tuesday- Photo Challenge (Sarah, Nekneeraj, or other)
Wednesday- Story Swap– Fiction and nonfiction, comic strips and collages, short movies, the host will share a story either finished or unfinished. The participant will then share their own story or provide an alternative ending. Feedback to be given on stories by both host and participants. Note: It is possible to share myths and parables as long as they are credited. Host may encourage the creation of longer stories over a series of several weeks.
Thursday- Dream Interpretation- Share your dreams and get feedback on possible interpretations. (Hosted Needed)
Friday- Friday Faithfuls- Good news, innovation, gratitude, inspiring quotes, every day heroes, nature, manifestation, miracles, random acts of kindness etc. The objective of this prompt is to help restore our faith in humanity. (Hosted Needed)
Saturday- Saturday Mix (Sarah)
Sunday- Confessions- Nonfiction/autobiographical, confessional poetry, spoken word poetry, songs, journals, candid photography and selfies.
I am trying to decide between hosting Story Swap or Confessions. Either way another host will be needed. It is possible that I and another person could alternate between Story Swap and Confessions. So one week I would do Story Swap and they Confessions and the next week we switch just to work in some variety.
We would also like to give participants a chance to be involved in the hosting process I will get back to you on that later because we are still working out the details. Friday Faithfuls will occasionally select a blog to showcase. We are also thinking about selecting an entry weekly per challenge that stands out to highlight.
As I like to keep things as democratic as possible. I am just curious how you would prefer the entry and/or blog to be selected? Would you like it to be chosen by the authors or voted on by the group?