Friday, 10 June 2011
Why join the river in July? Joy.
Just a bird?
A goldfinch. Notice his golden stripe. The red blush across his crown. His pink scaly feet, gripping the dandelion-head. Observe the fluffy seeds, ready to lift off into the breeze. The tatty yellow petals.
Now imagine paying this much attention to a 3D goldfinch - listening to him singing, touching the soft seeds, a breeze brushing your cheek and carrying the scent of roses...
This is what the river of stones is all about. It will give you the opportunity to notice the world properly, one glorious day at a time, all July long.
To take part, all you have to do is notice one thing every day and write it down. Ta-da - a small stone.
You don't have to be a writer. You don't have to show anyone your small stones (although there are plenty of places where you can share them.) You just have to pause. Look. Listen. Smell. Touch. Hear. Feel. Snuggle up closer to the world. And then write down what you've observed in your notebook.
Give yourself five minutes a day in July, and you will receive clear-seeing, insight, connection, compassion, richness and joy. You will receive the world.
We do hope you'll join us. Get our badge. Tell your friends. We'll see you in the river!