Henry Miller, small stones and the alchemy of awareness

   
“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
  
– Henry Miller
   
It’s lovely to have a small stone up at Fiona Robyn’s a handful of stones.
  
Fiona describes a ‘small stone’ as “a very short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. There are no strict rules for what makes a piece of writing a small stone, as there are for forms such as haiku. The process of finding small stones is as important as the finished product – searching further will encourage you to keep your eyes (and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.”
  
Read more about writing your own small stones here.

10 thoughts on “Henry Miller, small stones and the alchemy of awareness

  1. Pam

    I love this idea and your header, good start. Henry Miller should be talked about and quoted more in our lives.

  2. Julie

    I love it, Michelle. Your piece is so beautiful. I also love the description of a small stone. It’s like finding a gorgeous stone on a path in the woods. Your words are a gift:)

  3. Michelle Post author

    Travelling Sue and Jules, it’s wonderful to see you. Thank you.

  4. Lois Kackley

    Hi Michelle! I’m always happy to be taken into Henry Miller’s “presence” and this one is particularly poignant by your match with the “small stone.” I’ll look for you on Facebook (?)

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