Slowing down physically has the advantage of increasing mindfulness with each step. It facilitates an increasing awareness of the details in the natural world around you. The long path-side walls that many rush past are full of interest, an encyclopaedia of historical, geological, and biological knowledge – as well as providing an endless source of beautiful natural abstract patterns and textures, like this lichen assemblage on one of the rocks.

This series of photographs was taken beside the path from Rhossili village towards the Worms Head Causeway.

8 Replies to “Stones in the Wall 6”

  1. Sorry to hear you are feeling the years a bit, Jessica.

    Never took great comfort from the claim that bodily decrepitude is Wisdom. I’m sure for some it can be, but it certainly doesn’t generalise. You appreciated the beauty in the “mundane” long before you were obliged to make your way with circumspection.

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  2. How often do we look at things, but not really see them.

    The series of images give meaning to the adage “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”.

    The things we see when we’re in the moment and actually stop to see what you are looking at!

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  3. Thank you, Genericwaz. You are right, of course. My way of looking at things and thinking about them is much the same’ but speed and access to locations is constrained.


  4. Thank you, Chris. It can be easy to look without seeing or appreciating. Imagine how many people may walk beside these walls every day without noticing how fascinating they are.


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