A Rose Released
As I walk down Portobello Road I am noticing my heart opening to embrace this scuddy, electic, quirky, tie-dyed world of my neighbourhood. It dawns on me how much and for what a long time I have been resisting London, desiring and yearning to be elsewhere than here. It seems I am surrenduring to the Summer bouyancy of it, curious about the fedora with a feather, the decor of L’Epicerie, the possibility of a stall in the Portobello Arcade, sniffing at the La Cave a Fromage and making notes to self of the multitude of wine bars and cafes that have to be tried on. Like yesterday there seems to be a different dawning, a drive to action, to stepping into life and experiencing it. It seems like I have been stopped waiting for the green light to go for far too long. I am not in a hurry but I notice that I am not in the effortless ease of the ebb and flow of Friday afternoon browsers, tourists and lackadasical locals. Perhaps I am still crunching on my gears; out of sync I am clumsy. I bump into and graze off crusing human beings and the subtle irritation builds as the opticians are closed before closing time, the dress I love is in every size but mine and there is no sign of mint in Tescos.
By the time I get home I am juice-day hungry. And then I notice that I haven’t got my phone. I have a grrrr in my gut now. Back to Tescos but there is no sign of it. The market stalls I stopped at are wrapped up and closed for the day. We ring and ring my number and it just goes to voicemail. The O2 chat agent bars the phone and reorders my SIM in no time at all. I am lucky it is only 3 weeks to my contract renewal date and I am already eligible for an upgrade but my plan to forego the cost of a new handset may well be scuppered unless, like Mary Ellen’s nose, my phone turns up. Lost perhaps is really just waiting for me to come back.
Update: Lost WAS just waiting for me to come back – what joy to release my photos.
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.
Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business. She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me. I support clients all over the world.