After I decided I needed to be more mindful of beauty, I discovered that Writing Our Way Home was offering a challenge to write a small stone every day this month.
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.
(a small stone: “bluebells hover above ground, a mist of spring. dark greens, the snap of twigs. at the exit of the woods the fields drop away. in the bowl of the vista, neat rows of poplars blaze orange.” For more examples of small stones, have a peek here.)
They, of course, have a Facebook page created for this challenge.If you’d like to join, head over to Writing Our Way Home for a more complete description. Feel free to share here or on your own blog. Or perhaps I’ll “see” you at the Facebook event.