Mindful Monday – A Ticket to Write

What are you noticing today?

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“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

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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?

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dwindling vivacity as

late-season presses on-

sublime gray pinwheels

become

constituent components

and

mesmerizing promises

of renewal

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A Ticket to Write
A Ticket to Write

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For Mindful Monday - a moment of noticing

and for Monday Mellow Yellow

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© 2013, post, poem, and photo, Terri Stewart

#mellowyellow #mindful #findingGod

2 comments

  1. Gemma Wiseman said on October 31, 2013
    Seeing words in new lights and new contexts can energise our own writing experiences. Lovely thoughts.
    1. Terri said on November 1, 2013
      Thanks! I was on the fence about whether this counted as "mellow yellow" but the tickets were those colors!

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