Did you try something different to jumpstart your creativity this week? Sometimes we wish we could get away from it all, go to one of those artists’ colonies, a cabin in the woods or a house on a lonely beach (that’s my choice!) to help us focus. But it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to adjust your perspective.
For this week’s Write Anywhere venue I set aside an hour one afternoon and walked five minutes to get a grasshopper’s view of life.
Write Anywhere # 36: In A Field
I took my camera, notebook and a seating mat to an empty field not far from my house where the wildflowers and prairie grasses still have a foothold. It was a perfect sunny afternoon to explore.
I took my carry-along cushion, stepped carefully around the flowers and through the grasses to find a pretty spot.
It was a windy day, and the field seemed to swell like the sea, moving in green waves.
Grasshoppers, butterflies and moths danced above the mini-prairie, as well as a few irritating little gnats. Though I’m not of an age that makes sitting on the ground comfortable, it was easy to sit and write in the middle of a field with only the soothing whisper of a southern wind.
I love to escape the constant hum of technology that seems to follow us wherever we go now. Wide-open expanses full of life helped me open my mind and empty it of the troubling distractions of the everyday.
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover and a bee, and revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. – Emily Dickinson
Is this how the prairies were before the concrete came and starting taking bites out of it?
This reminds me of Laura Ingalls skipping down the hill on the opening sequence of ‘Little House on the Prairie’.
It was fun taking a grasshopper’s perspective for a moment.