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Poem: havdalah in the toddler house

The river of attention

Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita, who edited the gorgeous "Worship" themed issue at qarrtsiluni, are inviting the world to join in the practice of writing a "small stone" -- a tiny bit of prose or poetry arising out of mindful noticing of the world -- each day during January of 2012. (Here's their post about it: Writing Our Way Home: The River, Jan '12.)

A lot of the writers and bloggers I admire have written small stones at one time or another. Dave Bonta recently shared an excellent post entitled Why you should join the river of stones.

I don't know if I can manage to write and post a small stone every day in January, but I'm game to try; if nothing else, it will strengthen my commitment to noticing the world around me, and to putting that mindfulness into words. That's good for my poetry, and good for my spiritual life, both.

I'll probably tweet my small stones, rather than posting them here. (I'm @velveteenrabbi on twitter.) Feel free to follow along -- and, if you're so inclined, to join the river too.