Somewhere around the first of January, the folks at Writing Your Way Home suggested writing daily “stones” which they defined as “…a very short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully engaged moment.”
I have written my “stones” daily since then – you can find them on my Daily Poems page. Technically, the challenge was for January only, however I find that I so enjoy these small meditations that I plan to keep up the practice through the year. Mostly, I will post them on my daily poems page ~ but occasionally, if I have a photo that I want to share with the poem, I will post it here on my blog page.
Like this one from a magical morning. I took this photo at dawn today.
As I write, the cloud cover is back, and the day is already that typical northwest gray, but I witnessed that moment of pure brilliance, and even though it was brief, I still feel the joy. I hope you can get a small sense of the magnificence I saw out there this morning – it is so hard to capture in words and pictures. Perhaps beauty is within the soul of the beholder more than the eye… if we can just learn to see with our souls…