Prompt Jar: The Human Family Commercial

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Have you seen the iPhone commercial with the voice-over by the late Maya Angelou reciting her poem The Human Family? The combination of her distinctive voice, words, beautiful images and the music stops me dead in my tracks when it comes on the TV.  It’s the muse for this week’s prompt jar:

We develop gestures or have physical traits that make it known we are related to our family members. For example, I raise one eyebrow, when perplexed, just like my dad. What gestures or physical traits got passed onto you?

Family can extend beyond those that are blood relatives. Who do you consider a family member that’s not related to you? Why?

Think of someone you’re NOT fond of. Now make a list of how you and that person are alike.

If you could move to any country and join a family, where would it be and what would they be like?

Write about the last time you were surprised to find out something new about a person you thought you knew pretty well?

Because of technology, it’s now easier than ever to share across country borders. What do you want to share or know about with someone new in a different country?

The Human Family poem has a ring of optimism. Why is that?

2 Responses to Prompt Jar: The Human Family Commercial

  1. Kay Adams October 4, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks, Lynn, for this gorgeous Prompt Jar! I’m so glad you’ve come to be with us as our Journalverse manager!

    • Lynn Southard October 12, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      Thanks Kay – I’m glad to be here. I enjoyed writing this one and how can you go wrong with such beautiful inspiring words, pictures, and sound 🙂

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