100 Words: Extraordinary Attention

extraordinary life grapefruitWhat if there is no such thing as ordinary anything?
Not one single ordinary day, person, life?

Repetition can lull me into thinking ho-hum, all the same.
What if the waking up from the illusion of sameness is simply a matter of attention?
Pay extraordinary attention to ordinary things and “ordinary” things become extraordinary.

Tiny jerky movements of a brown bird outside my window.
Bright green lacy moss on stones.
Grapefruit so sour it makes me squint.
My cold fingers as I type this.

Mindful movement, meditation, art-making are ways to pay extraordinary attention.
Make anything extraordinary: pay extraordinary attention.

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