Small stones

Today is Mindful Writing Day, sponsored by Fiona and Kaspa of the Writing Our Way Home blog. On this day, they are inviting people to mindfully observe the world around them and record their observations in a small stone, a “short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment.” There are no rules about the form of the small stone, only that it is short and comes from observation.

Over 1200 people, including me, signed up on their Facebook event page to participate today. They are also collecting submission of small stones to share later on their blog. These are my attempts to pay attention and record what I observe today.

Rocks in the backyard up close

Rocks in the backyard up close by jon_a_ross, on Flickr

Fall in the ponds
Bright orange maple leaves
Swim with the Koi
Like mutant cousins

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Newly seeded ground
Bright green fuzz
Sprouts from bare soil
Like hair on an infant’s scalp

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Halloween Moon
Her shining face
Peeks between dark branches
Cloaked in the lacy gauze
Of wispy clouds

There’s still time to submit your small stones today, but any day is a wonderful time to take a few moments for mindful writing of a small stone. Enjoy the process!

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