Show

One of the games we play in my writer’s group is to challenge one another to write a response to a single word using only 100 words. It’s a discipline much needed in these days of sound bites, blogs, and tweets. Here’s my 100 word response to this week’s word, “Show.”

A picture’s worth a thousand words they say, and new technologies are busy demonstrating that truth. Skyping with my son, his facial expressions and gestures show me how he really feels. My high school granddaughter constructs power points to show teachers and fellow students what she’s learned. My techie friends’ Facebook posts include images and a ytube address.

Elementary school children still do “Show and tell” as we did in the olden days, and writing students continue to be admonished to show not tell. But it still takes dancers to show with their whole bodies, that which words cannot reveal. 

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