Ongoing over twenty years
Each precious morning
During the o-dark-thirty hour
Pottered mugs of coffee
Strong rich and black
Eyes hardly open
Time of reflection
Indulgence of habits
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013
Over the past couple of years, I have “tripped” over many small stones and river of small stones. I followed breadcrumbs from here to there and back, trying to grasp this “mindful writing challenge”.
My timing was off, and my inner self rejoiced (oh yes!) … thinking and noting to myself, “Self”, I will join this challenge as soon as I figure-out what exactly I am suppose to do!!
Well, the challenge started 1-1-2013. The end of the first day (1-1-2013) was rapidly approaching; mid-nite was looming in Central TX. I thought, “If I am going to consider this, I must hit “Publish” before Day 1 concludes.” Sooooo, I backtracked, read, reread the directions; read and reread other small stones. All the while … unrealistic fear (but fear, nonetheless) gripped my insides. However, with numerous intuitive nudges, and reinforced messages, I “jumped in”.
Although, I still do not feel I have the right clues to answer my doubts, and angst has me by the throat … you know, the trepidation of doing it all wrong! Please bare with me, as I start my baby steps and crawl.
Bottom line — it will be an interesting journey!
Mindful Writing Challenge Jan 2013 – join us?
Pay more attention and fall in love with the world.
The Everso Quick Version:
1. Notice something properly every day during
2. Write it down.
What are small stones?
A small stone is a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of finding small stones is as important as the finished product – searching for them will encourage you to keep your eyes (and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.
Post your “small stone” in the comment section of: Writing Our Way Home blog
A wonderful way to describe the start of day. A position of habit creating
a day full of energy.
It is a lovely habit … it includes naps as well!!! 😀
I’ll not be doing this, though I may adopt the practice in another form. In the meantime, I’ll follow along with you, and enjoy your entries. It’s a good practice!
It “forces” my brain (which often times runs wild and in circles) to focus with more clarity.
My intention is to complete the 31 days, and have it spill over into my daily life, and writing. Thank you for visiting.
So glad you jumped in, Becca. I joined in last year but didn’t manage every day…most I think though. Yours is perfect..an observation of something going on in your life. You did it! Thank you for your kind words, Becca…you have a beautiful heart.
Oh, Gayle, you are so kind, supportive and encouraging. I thank you for this! 😀
I was a drop out last year, but will try this again … looks interesting and rewarding in more observant writing and journal writing.♥
This is wonderful. I haven’t been doing the small stones…it’s a time management issue, but I love reading and writing terse verse such as this. Good luck with your journey. And many 2013 blessings, Becca.
You know, I may just try to toss in a stone now and again when I can! Thanks for inspiring!
Thank you, Victoria — I appreciate the encouragement. I enjoy the idea of small stones … like those “drops of joy”. Perhaps it will be my intro into a more practical form of visual journaling. Wishing you the best of the upcoming year!!
I love your poem.
Thank you — Happy New Year to you!
I think I might really do this thanks for the inspiration 🙂
I think it promises to be an interesting journey!!!