Monday, August 25, 2014

Probe Possibilities

"Open all your pores and bathe in all the tides of nature." - Henry David Thoreau

Probe the possibilities we need as writers. We write ourselves out of and into holes and spaces. Openings appear.

How do we also remain open to the changes and transitions in life and avoid the traps? We need to observe nature's ways and watch the unfurling of a rose. The times of twilight intrigue when the sky opens to light and darkens at dusk. The trill of birdsong awakens us at dawn. 

What occurs within the fissures where water sneaks and bubbles form?

Awareness pushes our eyes, ears, noses and taste buds to the next curiosity. 

Do we dare fall into an opening, like Alice? 

Will we permit our pens and fingers on keyboards to explore with courage and risk?

When we look for openings, we risk the chance to make mistakes. 

If we remain closed, we miss opportunities and the wild in wide open places.

What does it mean to become open and receptive to possibilities?

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