What are you noticing today?
“We sleepwalk through most of our lives ... and ... every once in a while something happens ... outside ourselves that forces us to pay attention in a new way [....] And we suddenly realize that the world is so much richer, and more magnificent, and more wonderful than we had felt for a long time.”
― Scott Russell Sanders
Sometimes we lose words or our ability to describe what we are noticing. I learned a few new tricks this weekend. Make a writer's kit! A box containing, in this case, tickets with words taped on it, vocabulary cards from studying for the SAT, Italian vocabulary cards, books with favorite words circled, journals with word lists in them. WORDS!! Using other people's words gets us out of our own bubble of words and using new vocabulary in a new way. I wonder what would happen if we borrowed other people's vocabularies for other concepts? For religious discussions? For political discourse? Ethics? Values? What would be the new thing revealed? What would be noticed?
dwindling vivacity as
late-season presses on-
sublime gray pinwheels
For Mindful Monday - a moment of noticing
and for Monday Mellow Yellow
© 2013, post, poem, and photo, Terri Stewart
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