Today is the first ever Mindful Writing Day. Fiona of Writing Our Way Home describes it this way:
How? Write a small stone by paying proper attention to one thing and writing it down. Know that people all over the world will be doing the same. Post it on your blog or Facebook or put it up on your fridge….
Why? Because writing small stones will stitch you to the world, one word at a time. They will point you towards the deep pink frilly roses in next door’s front garden, and the swooshing sound of trains in the distance. They will help you to fall hopelessly in love with the world.
Writing my morning pages, I realize that silence isn’t quiet in our house. It’s clock ticking, heater whispering, refrigerator growling and popping, neighbor’s dog barking, dog at my feet sighing, thoughts chattering, pen scratching on paper.