This post was inspired by the lovely and talented blogger/photographer Charmaine Velasco of Milk is Quiet. She reminded me how important it is to be more mindful and present during the rush that are days, hours, seconds. When capturing moments, have senses fully open.
Feel the soft bumpy raffia strands on my niece's birthday present. Taste the chalky sweet flour of an afternoon arrowroot cookie. Listen to the squeaky wheels of my son's walker/cart. Look at the happy and sad and excited expressions in the faces of my son's drawing. Smell the fragrant leaves of the bay wreath as I pass it by.
In our daily doings and creative pursuits—as we feed our soul—this excercise helps to preserve it as well...