Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses. My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting.
Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).
Here is my sensory round-up for this week:
tasting :: french toast, various leftover soups for lunch, Taco Soup, goat cheese mac, spicy chicken spring rolls, beets and sorrel, kimchi, chicken and goat cheese quesadillas, tater tots, steamed broccoli, pesto pasta salad, pumpkin bread
hearing :: Really inspiring dreams, hopes, mission statements, and manifestos from the amazing women who took part in the Mission::Manifest workshop this week.
smelling :: cooked onions, candles trying to cover cooked onions, the incredible scent of horse hay breath (I love this smell, it is like puppy breath to me- just on a much bigger critter), baking pumpkin bread.
seeing :: a gaggle of Guinea fowl carrying on. Guineas are just so funny. They have big, big personalities, move in a noisy little scrum and just make me laugh. My grandfather had them when I was growing up– he was a farmer and they eat up fleas and ticks and other insects- and now there are some Triple Play Farm. So fun to watch them move around. Also: glorious sunshine on a Saturday morning as we took a family walk to the Farmer’s Market and enjoyed music from one of Happy’s favorite local musicians, Rusty Knox.
feeling :: contemplative and brainstormy. This is the time of the year where I really start considering what transpired over the course of the last 11 months, what I want more and less of in my life as I think about next year, how ideas might be made manifest and more. I’ve got an idea notebook within reach at all times as I evaluate, dream, plan and create.
wishing/hoping :: for a wonderful last month of body image class. In the last few weeks of class, I start to get panicky about whether or not I have done enough to positively impact my student’s lives. Teaching frenzy ahead.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!