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Mindful Writing Challenge January 2014: Small Stones 25-31

This was my last week of writing a “small stone” each day as part of the Mindful Writing Challenge. It’s been a wonderful experience, and I definitely plan to participate again next January! (Not sure what this is all about? You can read more on the Writing Our Way Home January “Small Stones” tradition here, and also check out my original post on the topic.)

Mindful Writing Challenge January 2014

Days 1 to 4 – here

Days 5 to 10 – here

Days 11 to 17 – here

Days 18 to 24 – here

Day 25

Snow-reflected winter sun beam through the skylight
Bathes my closed, drowsy eyes in soft warmth
Turns the dreamy world behind my vision to radiant red-gold.

Day 26

thoughts and words scatter and swirl
like pink spring blossoms that fall and spiral in a playful wind
and cannot be collected or contained

Day 27

blue skies
blue eyes
blue mood
blue moon

Day 28

let’s eat a bowlful of summer:
cherry tomatoes cut into juicy halves
torn leaves of green lettuce
crisp yellow peppers, thinly sliced

let’s eat a bowlful of summer,
close our eyes,
and pretend
it’s not January.

Day 29

every morning, clockwork ritual
vertical blinds fly open with a dramatic whoosh
three cats converge, jockey for position on the sofa back
the perfect spot to watch the world go by

Day 30

three wise monkeys
elbow to elbow, knee to knee, tails entwined
speaking, hearing, seeing no evil

Day 31

mind-heart-thought snippets
gathered, shaped, polished
a humble handful:
thirty-one small stones

Did you participate in the Mindful Writing Challenge this year?
Please share!


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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.