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!
The Everso Quick Version:
1. Notice something properly every day during
2. Write it down.
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.
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