“Half way between Pooh’s house and Piglet’s house was a Thoughtful Spot where they met sometimes … they would sit down there for a little and wonder…”
— A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner, p. 128″
I looked through hundreds of images in my photo library searching for one that would set the right tone for my new counselling web page. No matter how many images I considered, I was repeatedly drawn back to this one. One day when I was on the beach writing in my journal, I put my book and pen down so I could admire the ocean, clouds, and shoreline. Just then a gentle breeze came along and started to lift the corner of my journal page. It looked like my journal was trying to fly! Luckily I had my trusty camera nearby and caught the page in mid-flight.
I think the “flying journal” is the perfect metaphor to describe the kind of freedom I receive from the careful self-reflection I do when I let the ink flow across my page. And it is the perfect metaphor for the same kind of freedom my clients feel when they take time to self-reflect during counselling sessions. So I have adopted the “flying journal” as my vehicle-of-choice for my new site’s home page. Would you like to join me? Grab your journal, find your favourite “thoughtful spot” as Pooh would say, and prepare for lift-off…