Sometimes I see the world differently, but sometimes, I swear when I do my morning walking meditation, I walk through an alternative dimension. You may remember the alien journaling on the street. This morning I discovered several perfect places to journal on the street. Lacking a pen that writes on the street, I photographed the places myself.
This was the first one to show up. Wonderful spaces to write in–all nicely divided and colored in as a background. I was pleased. It’s almost a flow chart from left to right.
But the next one was the most amazing. If my walk weren’t random, I’d swear someone was setting me up. How’s this for a ready-made journal page:
I love the two perfect tag outlines. Even better is the line beneath and then space for more explanation. Print it out on a transparency, write in the tags on another transparency and you have a clever overlay. Write something on the page beneath, and you can have a seriously interesting design page.
You’ve seen kids’ writing in chalk all over the sidewalk, I’m sure. But never one that looked like this, or had this message. I am sure the flower is a lotus. The rest just makes the perfect meditation message, doesn’t it?
Can’t wait to see what shows up on my next morning walking meditation–I anticipate nothing, and welcome everything.
—Quinn McDonald is a raw-art journaler whose book, Raw Art Journaling, Making Meaning, Making Art is coming out in July, 2011. It is published by North Light Books.