Another journaling prompt, one for ruminating on life. Not quite a prompt even, but just a quote, and maybe a starting place for something.


“What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that’s not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things.” - Haruki Murakami


I recommend writing this quote out by hand as the first line of your journal entry, and then seeing where it leads you. It’s a good one because life often offers you mundanity and also the gift of mundanity, and at the same time, you wonder about the stirrings beneath the surface. Lots there, swimming.


In any case, my journal club is always open, please come join us anytime. We meet Mondays and Thursdays at 9 pm EST, and it’s something I’ve really come to look forward to, in the rhythm of my weeks, time to settle in with a few favourite pens and my journal. If I’m unusually organized, sometimes I have something already on the page—a strip of washi tape, a stamp, something torn from a magazine—but really I’m just there to get the words on the page. We write about mundane things and the future and the past and our days and things to look forward to.


Some prompts are a surprise, some prompts are a reminder, which is sort of how life goes, too.


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March 22, 2023 — Liz Chan

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