Friday, March 2, 2012

Deconstructing a Moleskin

Reconstruct  the world by reconstructing your mind (Unknown)
Some ideas occur to you only once in your whole lifetime.  Some ideas are truly the rarest of rare species, delicately balanced and inflated little soap-bubbles (Kenneth Smith)

We are swinging round the circle (Andrew Johnson)

It's easier to think outside the box if you don't draw one around yourself (Jason Kravitz)

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt (Sylvia Plath Hughes)

I deconstructed my Moleskin. I carefully unpicked the centre stitching and removed each double page. In a frenzied obsessive burst of creativity I have reconstructed each page, lovingly: with mindfulness, yet daring-to-let-go of perfection and control and just embrace the inner passion that needs to be expressed. I am aware that you might perhaps look and wonder and judge, but my little pages are my precious expressions of Self. Tread lightly with your judgement for you tread on the terrain of my soul. 

I do not have a box around me: I am standing on top of my Box. I am swinging around the edge of the circle in an ever-increasing arc.

Sometimes the smooth, neat, perfect pages of our Lives need to be deconstructed so that we can re-construct and move forward on a little, or Big, journey to new places, new spaces. I am ready to deconstruct the skeletal frame of my existence… 

I am still contemplating how to re-construct each of the individual little pages of my Moleskin. into a 'whole' again. Coptic stitching, loose pages in a box (as suggested by Tom)…? Decisions...