Blog writing has taken a bit of a back seat in recent weeks. I am currently working on a research project for the last part of my MA in Creative Writing, which is time consuming! But I am learning so much…
I am also editing a community writing project based at Colehill Community Library where I work as a volunteer. A small grant from the local council is enabling us to publish an anthology of writing about our everyday lives, past and present. A mixture of stories, poems, article, jokes and more, the variety of writing is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary which is hidden in the seemingly mundane routine of daily life.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget to stop, look and wonder. Remembering to pay attention to the small, but truly awesome details of life in all its forms, can change our perspective on the world.
Picking redcurrants from my garden this week I was reminded of this. The currants are like garlands of rubies, beautiful in themselves, but hidden among them I found tiny snails, feeling their way with waving tentacles. In fact these tentacles are their eyes – on stalks! They really know how to look!
Reminds me to keep my tentacles waving! Stay mindful and aware, and celebrate the everyday magic all around us.