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Exercise #252

Exercise #252: Brainstorm
Posted 2/22/08

Remember Connect-The-Dots? A bunch of dots with little numbers beside them called out for someone to draw a line from dot to dot, following the numbers. When done, a pattern was revealed, some kind of picture.

I loved that game when I was a kid. The more I played, the harder it became to “fool” me; I’d see the pattern among the apparently random dots fairly quickly. In self-defense, I began creating my own.

I’d take a blank piece of paper, lay it flat on a table, and dangle a pencil loosely in my fingers above it. When I let the pencil go, and a dot appeared on the paper. Then I’d repeat it until I felt like I had enough dots.

These dots had no numbers, so I was free to connect them in any manner I wanted. Sometimes the “picture” that appeared resembled something and sometimes not, rather like cloud-watching.

For today’s exercise, I’m asking you to play this version of Connect-The-Dots with me. Get a piece of paper and a pencil, and make some dots. Then connect them. When you’re done, view the “picture” you’ve created and write!

Remember, we won’t be able to see your connected dots, so you might want to tell us what you see, either before or after your SUB.

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line:
       SUB: Exercise #252/yourname

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