/ ˈspyüm /
: 1) Detritus or scum carried on the metropolitan currents.
often in the wake of or coinciding with routine swells
(especially those occurring after office lunch breaks, peak hours and other comings and goings)
: 2) What washes up in urban foam lines
that which collects on (and under) banks
and is collected in unlined journals
I hope you’re doing well today, whatever you’re up to.
Maybe you’re at work? Taking the day off? Having a break? (good for you!)
If by any chance you’re in the city today, could I ask you to step outside at some point
and take note of a few things for me? Thanks.
Say hi for me.
Cheers for that. I can’t be there today, so I really appreciate you taking the time to fill me in, or just thinking about it in your own time. I find these exercises quite helpful and grounding, so I thought you might too.
I’ve gotta tell you—lately I’ve been writing these Mantras for Wishful Urban Manifesting in my phone notes. In order for these to work, you have to achieve a heightened state of meditative curiosity. This can only come with slowing down and becoming intimate with your surroundings. Be affirming and willing in the way you say these mantras; repeat them quietly to yourself as your set out on your journey. Here are some of mine:
Try writing your own some time! Even if you’re not successful, or they are only partially fulfilled - you may be surprised by what else you encounter. To the keen observer, the city is colourful and playful, proposing humorous setups and visual punchlines (and it wants you to be in on the joke!). Perhaps you’ll see me there soon, with notebook and textas in hand.
We could walk together if you want.