a pick-up truck drives past – in the back a circling whir of black & white collie, gleefully chasing his tail
Satya writes: That’s my small stone for today. It’s nothing fancy – just a description of something I witnessed ten minutes ago. I observed it, and then I wrote it down.
It meant that I paid extra attention to this blur of energy. For a moment I borrowed some of the dog’s tail-wagging happiness.
I’d like to invite you to do the same over the next 24 hours, especially if you haven’t done it before, and leave your small stone in the comments section.
You might describe the smell of your cup of coffee or the way your Christmas lights are reflecting off the pool of your window. You might record a snippet of overheard conversation. You might describe the noise your stomach is making.
If you enjoy this sliver of paying attention & mindful writing, then you might want to join our January challenge starting on Tuesday. One small stone every day during the month. It’s free to join in and you can post your small stones on your own blog, on Facebook, on our blog here during the month (we’ll make a post for you every day) or simply write them down in a special notebook.
There’s an optional Booster for £10/$16 with an e-book and a daily email to keep you going – if you’d like your emails to start on Tuesday then do sign up by the end of today. You can invite your friends to join you using our Facebook invite or by sending them this link.
I suggest we move through January as Levertov’s dog does – intently haphazard – every step an arrival. I look forward to reading your small stones today.
‘meet moss the dog & his red ball’ by Adam Foster