Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Challenge #35: Moods and Emotions
What metaphors about your experiences and emotions speak to you?
We have an innate sense to communicate and understand emotions visually, and our language is full of these visual allusions. To be sad is to be “blue,” and to be angry is to be “red hot”. If you are depressed, you are said to be in a deep hole or hitting bottom. If you’re excited and ecstatic you are said to be sky high or walking with your head in the clouds. Begin to make conscious connections between your emotions and visual representations. It is easy to get caught up in the clichés, so be original with your thoughts and your words. Steer clear of the old and tired sayings.
What moods or emotions define you? Are you exuberant and cheerful? Are you pessimistic and glum? What are your prevailing emotions? What colors and images resonate with you and say something about your personality and your feelings?