Tuesday, November 03, 2009

day three...walking in leaves...


100 ideas by keri smith::number one:
Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk.


i did this yesterday...the sun was shining,
the leaves were crisp and crunchy under my feet...
i went to the nearest trail and
walked with my camera and a pad and pencil...
i tried to really take notice of what was around me...
then halfway in, i stopped and drew and wrote
for quite a while...
it was great.

as i walked back to the car
it occured to me
how happy
such a small exercise
had made me...
"and suddenly, it is freeing...
it is liberating to think i don't care...
i'm wearing a sweater that is marked

with the dirt of 15 past photo sessions,

my husband's sweater jammed on over that,
covered still in birdox
from taking pictures
at the beach...
i haven't brushed my hair in 2 days
and i have
it covered up
with ten's orange burton hat,

long outgrown by him...passed down to me...
and i am happy...i am ecstatic...

i am safe and loved and free and healthy...

how can i not be happy."


and this is good.
this is a good place to be.
a place where i could stay.

5 comments:

:: elk :: said...

I really will enjoy this with you..your leaf snaps add to the overall feel!

Nat said...

I love this idea... :)

spread your wings said...

this sounds like a great exercise.

daisies said...

what a fabulous idea !! love that you had such a beautiful day of expression :-) xo

Relyn said...

I have to tell you that I am really loving this idea of doing Kerri's list. You have so very much inspired me!!