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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.