About this Blog

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A creative retreat for Lent

During Lent I am participating in an on-line retreat from Abbey of the Arts. Each week has a theme, reflection on a Biblical text and suggestions for both writing and photography. I am really enjoying the balance. I may post my creative reflections here sometimes. This week the theme has been: Mindful Attention and Affectionate Awareness. One of the photography/writing suggestions was to take a photo of something that attracted that "mindful attention" and then write a Haiku that expressed some awareness that arises from it. (Sorry about the advertising on the Haiku site but if you ignore that, this is a good introduction!)
Here are two of mine:
slow down and enjoy
the little things in life where 
secret blessings lie

Photo: street art on walkway near home.

peeling bark reveals
a smooth new surface ready
to be written on

Photo: Gum tree in Maygrove Park