In our discussion on Language for God last night, the starter of Jim Cotter’s prayer wasn’t nearly as productive as I hoped. We all liked ‘who is making the heavens and the earth’, and ‘My Unicorn’ did get some reaction, but when I asked that we play devil’s advocate and name the potential negatives and positives of the image, it was fairly dry.
I didn’t expect that. Not even the prompt: “imagine that you are praying with a 6 year old girl — how might she experience the phrase?” got us anywhere.
Eventually, I had to face the possibility that much of what I assume of unicorns is American.
So, in the spirit of educational research, I need your help.
Free association word game, please, for Unicorn.
gold stars for originality and good use of evocative language.