Day 68: Dogwood Day
My phone has not been working since Monday. One of the reasons why I got the HTC One S Smart Phone was because of the camera quality. I dropped it shortly after I bought it and before I had taken the precaution of a protective case so the cover is chipped and the glass is achingly fractured. More recently the charging connection has seemed a little tempermental. My contract is up in July and I am hoping to switch to SIM only. On Monday all attempts to resuscitate the red charging light were doomed to failure which had a direct impact on my Days Of Awe project. Without my camera I was adrift and my curiosity about the visual world around me was tempered. As it happened this was a very neat reflection of my reality; taking a deep introspective dive on William Whitecloud’s Creative Warror training at Barnett Hill, Wornesh, Surrey the spotlight was on my internal landscape. Back in London on Thursday I took a reticent visit to the Geek Squad at Carphone Warehouse. Their first step was to put the phone on charge. I wasn’t too hopefully but I waited refusing to dive into the tangle of of despair that not having a phone would precipitate; the hassle, the cost. Not something I wanted to contemplate so I didn’t. And then as if by magic the world was at rights again.
On the way home I was startled by these showy roadside flowers, a lone specimen in a row of regular scrawny kerb side crawlers, sedate and elegant amongst the roadside geezers and quite exotic too it would seem possibly a Japanese Dogwood. A relief to be back to capturing my experience of life.
100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect. I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort. I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.
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