Thursday, December 15, 2005

View Finder

Something cool for you to try the next time you're stressed out:

"In Learning By Heart Corita Kent suggests a simple exercise to help us be more attentive to our surroundings. Find an empty 35mm slide holder, or make one by cutting a rectangular hole in a small piece of heavy cardboard. Carry it in your pocket or purse and take it out when you go to the farmers market or a park and look through it for half an hour at the things and people around you. You'll find yourself focusing in on details you would normally have overlooked. You can do the same thing with a camera view finder, but the temptation is to snap a photo. The point of this finder is simply to 'see for the sake of seeing.'"

I found this short article in a magazine called Skirt that is local to the Charleston area. It's a pretty awesome magazine.
Something else that they recommended was a website that you can write yourself a letter that will be sent to you at a later date. Their inspiration behind this was that they believe that "we all need ... encouragement, especially from ourselves." The website is

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