Focus of the month



repetition and play

by 2014 Prema Teacher Training graduate Fran Dirks 

Every day my life is set in motion via repetition from the moment I open my eyes. I wake the same time, eat the same breakfast and my day flows more or less from the same pattern. Repetition offers me a place to begin, a framework to follow.

Repetition appears often and in multiple forms for me. It occurs in the more mundane tasks of life, like brushing my teeth, washing the dishes. These tasks often go un-noticed and are under appreciated, but in truth are sacred and beautiful.

In wonder I sense the repetitions of nature in the rituals of life and community, witnessing the life cycle from birth to death, the seasons with each sunrise and sunset.  


Photography: Jill Futter