Year of Mindfulness #6: Rock Writing








Rock writing discovered on Old Mission Lighthouse Point.

When I first saw these names and signs (there were dozens of them), I couldn’t discern what some of them were. Most of them looked like hieroglyphics or some ancient language. It wasn’t until I looked through my camera lens that I could recognize most of the words and names. Through the camera lens I also discovered that I’d been looking at some of the words upside down.  At first I felt confused and foolish.  Then I was captivated by the effect of the camera.  And then I started thinking. . .

How we long to be seen. How we yearn for permanence and recognition.
I felt this.
I am here today at this place.

And sometimes with only a subtle shift in point of view – like me looking through my camera’s lens – we can then see what’s really there.

Each day now I take time to see if I can see.  

4 comments on “Year of Mindfulness #6: Rock Writing

  1. muddlavoie says:

    Focus to better see — absolutely!

    LOVE this Year of Mindfulness, Mary.
    Thanks xoxo

    • ok, mudd, very very helpful to hear!
      (a contented sigh)

    • mudd, wow, i missed a zillion comments from you. you liked the mindfulness thing? i started to feel like it was too much – it could too easily become b.s. do you know what i mean?

    • huh. as you probably noticed, i stopped “my year of mindfulness.” it incited too much vanity in me! it’s pretty difficult to do mindfulness while publicizing it, at least for me, because i find myself wanting “likes” and approval and attention. ack.
      thx, mudd, from me

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