where: Dahlia and Rose Gardens, Point Defiance Park
when: August 18, 2013
For several years now, I've been using my senses as a creative writing and photography prompt. They are my favorite creative tool because they are always available and they connect me to this present moment right here. Finding my senses through my camera lens (or through words) helps me get out of my head and often anchors me and reminds me to notice the beauty around me. I also use it as a meditation. And I always try to include a sixth sense of "know" that represents what I know in this moment.
You can read more about this practice in my book Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media.
See past posts about the senses here. If you join in with your own senses practice, I'd love to hear about it.