Stream-of-Consciousness

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A few years back I took a great class from Ali Edwards over at Big Picture Classes called 31 Things. It was a prompt a day and encouraged you to write about specifics as they were right then. One of the prompts was a time. So at 4.15pm you stopped and recorded everything going on in that moment.

I loved this prompt and have thought often about recreating the idea here on the blog. This morning I was aware of my mind running along as I woke up so I paid attention to where it took me and then taking Ali’s original idea and morphing it into more of a stream-of-consciousness or inner monologue piece.

As I wrote it out below I deliberately left out most punctuation and did my best to capture the thoughts as they ran through my head. It is not ‘pure’ stream-of-consciousness but my take on it. Just thought is might be interesting to record and it’s a good way to get words on paper if they refuse to come.

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7.32 the heating is clicking on creaking the pipes and making the radiators play early morning tunes to me Buddy flaps his ears I can hear Gav’s sleeping breathing I have my arms out of the bedcovers hands behind my head my arms are cold the window is open am I cold just because of that or is it really cold out there I need to buy dog food I can call on my way to pick up Mum the bank too a car drives by other noises cars will the film be finished in time to get the dog food later don’t want to take it to the cinema and back will I get out into the greenhouse today hope it is sunny might have time before H comes for me must only have one scoop of ice cream tucking my arms back in bed if I turn over will I nod off again how many t-shirts am I taking away we’ll have to do a wash red/blue spotty white blue black five is that enough might take other blue skirt instead of denim both where will we fnd a laundry

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Like I say I think that this is a really interesting excercise and a great way to capture a few moments in time. Being aware of my inner voice will also be helpful on the meditation front which I will do one of these days. Perhaps this is the first step?

Have a good Friday and I’ll be back here tomorrow with the last photos from this years photo a day!