I've been reading Ross Gay's Book of Delights .... And have also heard him talk about a moment that spurred him to spend one year noting Delights that he encountered every day and writing a little essay, in longhand, about those moments. One of his takeaways from this year of noticing Delights was that when you attune yourself, you will find that there is Delight, maybe not everywhere but in everyday there is something that can Delight us.
Even some of the more challenging things in our days can carry moments that Delight us, drawing us back .... To remembering that even in hardship Delights continue to happen in the world. Sometimes it's a matter of noticing and sometimes is the matter of changing perspective, of looking at something from a slightly different angle. Sometimes .... it's simply having our eyes open when the Delight flashes by .... ....
I have been savouring The Book of Delights .... And learning to savour the moments of delight that I encounter in my own days ....
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