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Blessings to you all on this Monday morning, as another week begins, and a new month approaches at speed.

Sensible/Sensitive

This morning’s prompt originally came from a piece I wrote which included the line, ‘Too much sensible really isn’t good for one.” It’s also a nod to my background as an English Language teacher, and the concept of false friends. For example the word sensible in English, and the same word in French (spelled the same, but of course pronounced differently) which means something entirely different – sensitive.

So what is sensible? Sensible is… Write down a few examples.

And what is sensitive? Sensitive is… Again, list some examples.

If you need some examples, I’ve included some images from when I used this prompt before.

Now use that gathering to inspire a poem, or other piece of writing, exploring sensible/sensitive.

For more on this prompt, follow this link to a post from the archive:

https://wordsthatserve.wordpress.com/…/writers-well-sensib…/

Personally, I think the question of how best to respond to our current collective challenges is an example of how difficult it can be to find a balance between these two. We need to be sensible, yes, but we also need to be sensitive to the numerous complexities of individual and collective need, on multiple levels, and recognise sensible for the blunt sledge hammer it can be, if applied with too little nuance and wisdom.

Ready? Steady! Write! 🙏❤️

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