Then I need to move for a period – change my location, physically or metaphorically (within my memories or points of focus). Let’s say move for ten minutes and then to stop and look at what’s there. In detail – what holds my attention, my sensations, what takes me out of myself. Consider it and marvel, as if I’ve never seen it before (grassy bank, abandoned shopping trolley, shop window)*.
Let it suggest to me what to do next, and marvel again at the recurrent prompts of stimulus and imagination. Engage my emotions again, and feel that I have done something unexpected, individual and creative – share it with others.
* if this feels hard, as it often will, imagine drawing or describing what you’re looking at, or think about how you might photograph it to put a frame round it.
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