About Simple Things & Mix Tapes


“Love is like a batik created from many emotional colors, 
it is a fabric whose pattern and brightness may vary.” 
Diane Ackerman

I've shared these pages from my Noticing Journal a few years ago. The journal was made from an old hardback book... a spot for simple ideas and simple pages about things that I notice. The journal has been so important to me. I formulated a workshop from its pages. I found a place to keep very simple thoughts. Where do you put simple ideas that you want to remember?

One of the most important things we can do is to write our thoughts. 

Take 10-15 moments today and find a comfy spot. Select a pen that you love, your writing journal {you have one, surely?}, an index card, a scrap of a napkin, the back of your Lands End catalog and a bit of time. Time for you to think. Write about a memory. It could be something that you noticed just this morning, like the birds balancing on a telephone wire. Or a distant memory of something fun you used to do. When I was in high school I used to make mix tapes, cassette tapes recorded from the radio. You had to be ready to push the record + play buttons as soon as a good song came on the radio.

So many mix tapes. 

Tapes overflowing with Jackson Browne. 

So I made you a little mix tape of the songs I remember recording. There was probably a bit of Cher in there as well but I don't want to admit to that.