Some places are not everyday.
They are places of voyaging and adventure, of pilgrimage and retreat.
They are not (generally) available to us in an everyday kind of way – and nor perhaps should they be.
Practice is though.
There are practices that we can repeat in an everyday kind of way: here, there and everywhere.
The practices of:
- Stepping outside, walking and wondering.
- Keeping your eyes open, for possibility, and invitation.
- Taking photographs to better learn from what you see.
- Listening out for fragments of poems.
- Letting the words tumble and fall till you find the phrase or the form for the essence of a moment, the magic of a minute drifting by.
It’s those practices that connect us:
To those places, to those moments, to each other, to ourselves.
It’s those practices that connect us back:
To the landscapes of the imagination.
The act of looking at what we love, remembering what we love, connects us delicately to the underground streams we are seeking to reach ~ Julia Cameron, The Sound of Paper