Impressions, reflections...preserved.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


The suddenly pelting rain diminished to a steady pour, and now it has stopped.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Seasonal Fire

The late afternoon sun is diffuse, dappling the orange leaves.  The tree is aflame.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day Four: The Chill...

the chill of a bitter wind
my coat seems too thin
i hug myself and pretend i'm warm

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day Three: Upon the desk...

Upon the desk next to the busy woman lay the core of her ever-browning, Red Delicious apple ~ a spiral of bites long removed. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day Two: There was a sense of hurry...

There was a sense of hurry in the supermarket this evening.  As distracted shoppers shopped, carts bumped against carts.  Pieces of cardboard fell from a half-empty display.  I steered clear, and obeyed the rules of the aisle.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day One: There is a slight chill...

There is a slight chill in the house:  the temperature outside must have dropped.  One lamp is lit in here.  It casts a rosy glow across the wall and ceiling, and somehow warms me on the inside.  

Welcome 2013 and the Mindful Writing Challenge

Each day, during the month of January, I will be writing "small stones" as part of what is now called:  The Mindful Writing Challenge.  I am rusty and feel like I don't know how to begin, and so I'm going to take a cup of tea, along with the book Pay Attention: A River of Stones (see link below) to refresh myself before writing my first "small stone"of the year.  See you in a bit!