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1 by Karen Lenk

2 The Journey At some stage in everyone’s life a person will embark on a significant journey.

3 The Journey A journey may be: PHYSICAL INNER IMAGINARY It may be with others or it is often done on your own.

4 The Journey A journey produces some form of effect on those who are involved in it. A journey leaves those involved fundamentally altered in some way.

5 In other words – a trip to a place (product) or examining how a person went about their journey (process) and how they develop as it progresses. A journey can be: A product (noun) or a process (verb)

6 The Journey A journey can be a physical movement that has some significance for those who are involved.

7 The Journey A journey can involve no movement at all and can be a purely internal process that is the result of some significant event.

8 The Journey A journey can be entirely imaginative and be solely the result of the creative vision of the composer.

9 The Journey The word journey suggests movement. This movement may be: PHYSICAL EMOTIONAL SPIRITUAL

10 The Journey The notion of CHALLENGE or ADVENTURE is associated with The Journey.

11 The Journey The journey is a particular kind of travelling, a slow rumination (hurry slowly) applied.

12 The Journey The dissatisfaction we find in our lives may be an important force in motivating the journey.

13 The Journey Dissatisfaction can lead to questioning. The journey to knowledge may lead to self-knowledge.

14 The Journey Unexpected insights may occur during one’s journey.

15 The Journey The individual may ultimately reflect on one’s journey.

16 The Journey Symbols in The Journey may include: The river The road A wave A mountain A bicycle A labyrinth

17 The Journey Symbolic choices or obstacles in The Journey may include: A fork in the road Two paths A crossroad A bridge

18 A proverb about journeys: Travel broadens the mind.

19 A proverb about journeys: To travel is a better thing than to arrive.

20 A proverb about journeys: The crow went travelling abroad and came back just as black.

21 A proverb about journeys: He that travels knows much.

22 A proverb about journeys: A person who never travels never grows up.

23 A quotation about journeys: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu Chinese Philosopher

24 Musicians about journeys My music is about the journey, about love and the human experience. - Wynonna Judd Each song is a lifetime, it begins and ends, and there’s a journey taken within the songs. - Leif Garrett

25 Musicians about journeys The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey. - Enya There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you. - Enya

26 Musicians about journeys Without music, life is a journey through a desert. - Pat Conroy The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time. - David Bowie

27 Novelists about journeys Our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. - Don Williams Jnr. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. - Ursula LeGuin

28 Novelists about journeys At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. - Yukio Mishima A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. - John Steinbeck

29 Novelists about journeys We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

30 Writing about The Journey You will be expected to compose your own original piece of writing based on The Journey Context. It could be personal, imaginative or creative. An intelligent piece should consider both: Literal (external) Metaphorical (internal) Journeys

31 Writing about The Journey Your piece should: Establish the status quo Outline the impetus for the journey Describe the preparation for the journey

32 Writing about The Journey Stopping points and events should be described in the journey. Use symbols Reflect on these incidences Reflect on these pauses in the journey

33 Writing about The Journey Mention others in your journey Mentors People you meet along the way Interesting distracting people Possible or real villains Reflect on their impact on the protagonist

34 Writing about The Journey Include obstacles or problems encountered along the way. Use symbols Reflect on the impact these have on the protagonist.

35 Writing about The Journey Confront your protagonist with choices. Make decisions during The Journey.

36 Writing about The Journey Arriving at your destination Have you ended up in a different place? How different is this a place from where you started? Reflect on the nature of the journey. How has the protagonist changed?

37 A saying about journeys: A journey presents new ways of looking and seeing.

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39 Writing about The Journey At your destination reflect on The Journey as a whole. Was all anticipated? What were the unexpected joys and miseries? What has the protagonist gained from The Journey?

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