August = Vision
When I look at the image that presented itself in my line of sight today, I am reminded of hospitality, and perhaps the image of an oasis. How about you?
The image has complex images – there is a bench in the background that is also reflected in the window, as well as a chair inside the office. Both the chair and the bench are possible invitations to sit awhile.
There is also a full water pan, thoughtfully provided for canine friends.
Finally the succulents seem green and inviting, in contrast to the concrete which seems barren and hard.
If you were to use this image to reflect upon your own life, where would you feel comfortable sitting down? Where are you green and full of life? Where do you see things that are full of life? Where do you find water?
What do you see?
My landlady is in the process of planting some things, perhaps in hope that there will be blooms this Autumn.
What are you planting right now that may blossom later this year?
August always has the feeling of a “hinge” month to me. While August is still in the season of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the focus shifts to early Autumn activities.
School will soon be in session. The University of California, Berkeley will begin the Fall Semester this month as well as many private and public primary and secondary schools. There will be far more people in the area as students arrive for the Fall semester and families return from vacations elsewhere. The pace has already quickened and the coffee shops are more crowded with computer toting patrons.
I love it! It is energizing but I also miss the relaxed feelings which the slower pace of the last two months elicited.
This month, Earthenware Ministry will be focusing on vision as sight-line. The word vision holds a number of meanings, such as apparition, a focused point in business strategy, as well as the act of seeing with our eyes. I am sure that I will touch on each of these aspects during the month. However, the deliberate limitation to vision as sight-line is in response to an internal question: “What do our eyes want us to see?” Also how does what we see connect to story? How do we describe in words, what our eyes see visually?
I will be posting an image daily as a personal challenge to “see” what is in my line of sight. I hope that you will join me in this challenge and post images on your blog and share them with me. I will enjoy seeing what you see. What is in your line of sight?
Today is the last day of July. It is time to announce the topic for the month of August. It is: Vision. During the month of August, we will look at vision as sight-line – seeing what is in front of oneself.
During this month, I will be challenging myself to take at lease one cell phone picture a day, and posting it. The image will be of something that has been in my line of sight. I invite you to do the same
What will we see?
How will our spirit’s respond?
How does this challenge relate to our July topic of story?
I hope that you will also use your journals to record any thoughts or recollections that emerge with these images.