Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Butterfly Hours Memoir Project: EYEBROWS

For 2019 I'm running a year-long series on my blog in which I share my responses to the writing assignment prompts found in THE BUTTERLY HOURS by Patty Dann.

I welcome you to join me, if you like! I've divided the prompts by month, and the plan is to respond to 3 (or so) a week. For some of these I may write poems, for others prose. The important thing is to mine my memory. Who knows where this exploration will lead?
In January I wrote about: apron, bar, basketball, bed, bicycle, birthday, boat, broom, button, cake, car.

In February: chair, chlorine, church, concert, cookbook, couch, dancing, desk, dessert, dining room table, diploma.

Here are March's prompts: divorce, door, dream, emergency room, envelope, eyebrows, first apartment, first job, food, game, garden.


Somehow I missed this one! So I will remedy with a short little exploration:

I've always had thick eyebrows. Thanks to Brooke Shields, this was never a problem when I was growing up. – in fact, it was considered a beauty asset!

These days the trend leans toward much thinner, more groomed eyebrows, but I'm still a Brooke-y... I have large features, so why skimp on the brows?

Besides, I rather admire Frida Kahlo and her bold kissing caterpillars...

ETA... I just read AH-HA TO ZIG ZAG by Maira Kalman, which features a dog's (very cute) eyebrows:

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