Exploration

A word recipe for exploration:

INGREDIENTS

  1. Definition: traveling (or travelling—with two LL’s!) through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it; a deep analysis of a theme or topic.

  2. Origin: Middle French, from the 1540s, directly from the Latin word meaning “an examination,” to “investigate” or to “examine.”

RECIPE

  1. Gather the parts of yourself that are uncomfortable

  2. Like a cluttered house that needs a deep cleaning let them simply be

  3. Their messiness, their futility create the pull toward a deep anxiety:

  4. Be with it, don’t rush to clean it up, walk around it, say nice to meet you my

  5. Name is x, and I don’t like you y, I’m not really sure but

  6. I’d like to know what makes you tick, and sure I may be an old crock,

  7. But that’s the unique thing about me, I’ll live,

  8. And make peace with you as part of this exploration

  9. To know the parts I hate, the ones I ignore, the places I agonize

  10. Seed the fullness of my present joy.

A poetry pie chart on exploration. Click the photo for the full post.

A poetry pie chart on exploration. Click the photo for the full post.