This image to the right shows the use of yarn to start a discussion around intersections, both geographical and emotional. This was a part of the 30 Americans writing workshop at the DIA. This exercise begins with one person holding a ball of yarn and sharing something about their personal connections to an intersection or crossroad, as well as an emotional based connection - a cultural reference. The yarn is tossed to another person, who also shares something about themselves. At the end of this experience, the yarn has created a multitude of crossings and has become a reflective map of the cultural and geographical intersections of all the participants. I thought that this exercise would be a great ice-breaker and allow the participants to get to know each other a bit and create a visual model for us all to examine.