Does the flower look better in the nosegay than in the meadow where we had to wet our feet to get to it? It’s a wonderful analogy from HDT and a different way of thinking about what is happening here. We are nearly a month in, me and my journal and I had hoped to have more nature writing, which I do, with the possibility to turn it into larger pieces. This part hasn’t happened. Maybe only one or two could be considered thusly. But that’s not a bad thing it itself and if the journal turns out to be more about me and my thoughts and how they are ‘living deliberately’ then that is ok.
Maybe they are meant to be journal entries only. They belong in here. Short, and not deliberately or unnaturally extended. A journal is a collection of unedited moments after all is it not, and therefore work better as the flowers in the meadow. This is the period of me getting my feet wet.