To write well and deeply, we must be engaged… we must fully inhabit the particular corner of the world we are in. Spring continues to summons us outside, as snow melts, trails and 6 months worth of dogshit and last year’s construction debris are revealed…
Boot-Camp exercise 14 is a call to experience place. Go somewhere. Settle in. Slow the breath. Start to pay attention. Experience the location.
Write down everything you notice.
Write the things you didn’t notice in the first place.
Check back – sight? sound? smell? touch? taste? Got them all covered? Fill in your blanks… (We all rely on our stronger senses, and let the scrawny ones atrophy.)
Out of your notes, create a paragraph or page of description.