After reading Laudato Si my mentor encouraged me to keep doodling.
The main theme that came out of Laudato Si for me was the message that we are all connected... All brothers and sisters - brother moon, sister sun etc. St Francis was mentioned alot, he was well known for his love of the environment, he would often call things brother or sister... "Hello Sister Flower". It's worth giving it a try; when I was out on a run the other weekend a Gecko came outa know where... At first i was scared, but then i thought, OK I'll try the St Francis thing... I said "Hello Brother", I felt calmer, he then scurred off a meter or two and so did I. Then we both just stopped and were looking out at the Sydney Harbor for a few minutes. Nice.
The image of the world being like a big ball of thread seemed to fit too. Threads coming from one big worldly ball... threads all connecting us together, the good and the bad. By adding in reference numbers next to each of the doodles it helped me to be able to reference the points later too.
Laudato Si = Praise be to you.
Jane Maisey rsj