Journaling in the Field with Ami Sangani
We met for the second Journal in the Field session on a summery mid-December day, and for a second time, at the Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park at the National Arboretum. The slow flow of ‘Forest 20’ served as a gentle interlude amidst the parties, deadlines, meet-ups, and general hurly-burly in the run up to Christmas.
Between us, we chose trees, mushrooms, leaves, grasses to spend time with in this more still, more silent space than the busy built environments we emerged from. Yet the more you sit still, the more you silence your mind, the more you observe and the more you harmonise with its rhythms and timbres, the more the place thrums with its own unique vital energy.
We said our goodbyes at our mid-session catch–up (as the demands of the holiday season dictated differently timed departures) with gratitude that we’d each taken the time and effort to come together, and in acknowledgement of the much needed replenishment that this generous and abundant natural setting offered us for those hours.