Small Stone – Day 3

Small Stone

Small Stone

Ginger tinged sunset
Laced with lavender fingerlings
Magenta crevices
Observed through maze of oak bones
Day is done and night begins

© 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!

LOGO - Mindful Writing Challenge Jan 2013
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

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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13 Responses to Small Stone – Day 3

  1. Bodhirose says:

    This is so pretty, Becca. With all the haiku you’ve done…this is a cinch for you. 🙂


  2. Renee Espriu says:

    You are doing just fine, Becca. There is no right or wrong here but just the noticing of the small things in life that enter into our lives as we go from day to day and then saying something about them. You will be surprised at how life opens even more for you on your journey. I am enjoying reading your Small Stones.


  3. leahJlynl says:

    good for you on day 3 of mindfullness 🙂


  4. Wow that is really beautiful imagery x I loved it x


  5. siggiofmaine says:

    This so could have been written by me…I saw your first stone and it encouraged me. When I was updating/deleting my email files, I realized I didn’t progress far last year in “stones”…I almost wrote “stoning”…I had the cursor over “change name of file” and something held me back from changing it.
    I try to think of this as “mindfulness”…living with intent and focus as I learned from Joan Borysenko, and others back in the day….and just getting back in the habit of paying attention and calling it “stones”. Too early to be precise in my thinking and writing…sorry.


  6. julespaige says:

    Oak bones…that stands out for me. I see these majestic trees in my neighborhood. Their leaves clinging… A wonderful observance of sunset.


  7. WabiSabi says:

    I’m trying this challenge too! And I also had to figure out how to participate. LOVE your description of the sunset. I did last night’s sunset for Jan 2!


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