This week on my writing and spiritual practice course we have been encouraged to look, and look again, – to hear, taste, feel and smell. To pay attention even to the things we gloss over, or avoid, or look away from. Mundane things, or things we would rather not acknowledge.
It reminded me of an object I use everyday, and never really notice. When I did look at it I felt embarrassed by its grubby shabbiness. But careful attention helped me accept it as it is. I see it differently now and had fun celebrating it in a stitch.