Week One: ‘Discovering Ritual’
Margaret Atwood said, “Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns.” To keep a journal is an act of ritual. Carving out space and time to take to the page is quite like having a tea, we might begin or end our day with this significant gesture. Consider for yourself what small ceremonies you are able to practice in these uncertain times. Are you having breakfast each day outside, what’s that like? Are you leaving the bed unmade, how does that feel? Are you noticing the same neighbours on your daily walk, do you smile or shy-away? Write for 5-15 minutes (or about 3 pages) about the mundane magic you’re discovering during these uncertain days.
Keywords: new routines, magic in the dull moments, observance, daily practice.
New prompts each Wednesday until 3 June.
At the end of the day, this journaling practice is for you. It’s self-paced meaning no deadlines, no submissions, no sharing, this is about you! If you’re itching to get your writing into the world, consider joining us at the bi-monthly Write-In, seminar edition and/or editing edition. Whatever you decide, this journaling practice is for you to engage with your inner emotional world. Consider it a time capsule for your future self.