Creativity brings an abstract concept into focus and provides a sensory memory of playing with meaning.
This month I am looking around my home and observing all the ways I've used my One Little Word for 2018 in a visual way.
At the beginning of the year I like to do a painting with the word attached. This year I choose I scene with a cat, looking out over the water. The cat is me thinking back at what has happened in my life and how to be I can be a little better, kinder, more aware.
Have you ever been lost on a road and realized that you are not where you intended to be? That is when the desire to Umkehr comes on strong. Start again, from the beginning and this time choose a different path.
Each time I take the little plastic word and place it in a different setting I take time to reflect on why I love this word and this principle. It is a principle because it requires action, not just a static concept.
"She went back to all that was comfortable and familiar while keeping her gaze looking ahead- to all that would be and could."
Click here to see a table of contents of how this word has become a focus in my life this year.