Okay, it's January, the most blah month of the year. Plus, I've had the flu. Plus, it's the end of the term, and soon I'll be swamped with grading and frantic requests from parents who haven't bothered to check their kids' scores for weeks but are now suddenly interested. Yuck. Double yuck.
So, let us divert ourselves with amusing photos to inspire stories!
What you do with these is up to you. One of my cyber friends wrote up a whole blog post on one of my photo sets. And I know my cemetery photos last October drew hundreds of hits to this blog, so someone must've wanted some inspiration for something.
For today's set of photos, I've pulled up some blurry digital pics of old snapshots. I'm not sharing these because they're such great photos; I'm sharing these because they might spark a story in someone's mind. All of the original photos were taken by me in October of 2001, while I was on a UNESCO-sponsored dance tour in China.
Ready? Let's begin. (Don't forget to click on any photo to enlarge it.)
Yeah, that's an American gal picking tea on a farm in China.
Maybe you've never seen tea being grown before. I certainly hadn't until the day I took this picture.
I will leave the rest of the story up to you.
Before I went to China, I used to tell people that I liked Chinese food. Nowadays, I say, "I like Chinese-American food." It's much more accurate. :)
I could tell you many a tale here, but that's not the point. I'll let you be inspired to write your own story about this.
The rest of the story is yours to create. (Heaven knows I've got enough true ones of my own!)
The rest of the story, my friends, is yours to create.
Have fun! And if you do get inspired to write something thanks to one of these photos, I'd love to know about it. Just post a comment.