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Occupy. Immerse. Inhabit.

I want to get better at inhabiting, at occupying my landscape, moment by moment - like the otter below inhabits hers.  Almost completely immersed.  I want to know intimately the physical world where the outer story of my life takes place.  After all, isn't this where our thoughts feel most at home?  How is storytelling any different? "Coastal Cruising" courtesy wildlife artist Daniel Smith “Writing the outer story is a matter of sending yourself on the journey, sending yourself through the moment to find the new thing in it…. Don’t think, but watch instead: occupy…” (from Ron Carlson Writes a Story , Graywolf Press).   Mary Dobbs, Spanish Mustang Collection No matter how long a horse has inhabited a terrain, if something new suddenly appears, his attention will be riveted toward it.  The boulder that has rolled down the hill during the night to lodge against a sage brush might be a crouching mountain lion waiting to attack his herd. The rogue horse snorting a