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Choose a moment and capture it in the medium of your choice.

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Have you ever noticed this about vacation — be it from school, work, or life in general — that the first couple of days pass slowly as you revel in newfound freedom, then suddenly it’s over and you’re ensconced in your regular routine? It can be so easy to lose track of the present — the very moment you’re experiencing right now.

Earlier this summer, Cheri Lucas Rowlands interviewed Indonesian blogger Hanny Kusumawati. As Hanny reflects on her writing, travel, and photography, she shares the origin behind Beradadisini, her blog’s unique name.

The name originates from Berada di sini. In Indonesian, di sini means “here” and berada in this context means “being available.” Together, they mean “being here.”

Check out Natalie Goldman’s rules for timed writing, the basic element of writing practice.

This week, we want you to choose a moment and capture it in the medium you love best. Your response might be a timed free write about how you’re feeling right now or a pen and ink sketch of the view from your seat. It might be street photography that documents a moment of your experience, or a poem that evokes today’s pervading emotion.

Looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!

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  1. Greetings all, yes well said being hear and now, i call it “Presence” this Presence is everywhere ones known never lost.

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  2. *The treasure chest of all knowledge including Divine knowledge is within your reach open your heart, unfold the Eye of your heart and see Divinity everywhere, know and feel the sphere of the unseen.*

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