In today’s journaling session I write about a huge, colorful beachball expelled by the waves in Narragansett Bay. It bounded directly to my friend Paula as we walked back from the brackish pond at Casey Point.
She held out her hands and caught it. Before searching for its owner on the little cove, we decided it’s come with a message.
Surely nature is inviting us to play by sending this unmistakably bright and playful gift our way.
We turn back, make a left into the woods, out of the wind and begin a game of catch. A couple from the beach join us as we throw the ball high into the air for each other to catch.
Sometimes we decide to share an excerpt from our journal. At that time, it may be appropriate to edit. You may take out something that feels too personal to share. Or, as in my case, the journal writing may ramble and you want to tighten for your readers.
Here, I started with a summary before sharing a shorter excerpt.
Your Turn to Share
Looking back at the list and prompt, I see I’ve invited us to write about an experience generated by some kind of movement, as well as exploring how it made us feel.
Did you explore the feelings or, like I did, leave it to the description to convey that feeling? Now I wonder what it would have been like to explore that sense of exhilaration that comes when we play like children.
What did you write about? Please share an excerpt, a phrase or an insight.