Saying yes may be the most fundamental “principle” in improv.
In beginning classes students are often taught to always say yes, suggesting that to say no is to keep a scene from moving forward. As with many “rules” in any art form, that isn’t strictly true, but saying “yes” is an excellent practice.
X must be the hardest letter to work with in this challenge.
So few words start with X, it’s tempting to cheat and pick a word that starts with the sound of X, like exit. But, I don’t want to do that. Instead of using an actual X-word, though, I find myself thinking of other ways X is used (beyond marking the spot on a treasure map).
Sadly, I’m a day behind, so I should get something up for S-day. Not surprisingly, I saw many suitable possibilities for S-words. So many that I opted to sell the word short and simply post a bunch of photos of S-things.
I have very few sunset or sunrise pictures that I’ve kept because so many of them turn out to be disappointing. I did find a handful though.
This morning I woke to our cat, Monty, lying on the floor wheezing. His neck was wet and he had a hard time breathing. I took him to the vet where they found his lungs were filled with fluid and he had a clot blocking most of the blood to his lower body. Long story short, we had to put him down.