Idle Moments

June 15, 2014


“Why is it so hard for us to simply stop for a moment? We are not so important — the world will continue grinding on — but I guarantee you, the seemingly idle moments you steal will be immeasurably gratifying. . . . Lying in the grass is sinfully pleasant.”
— Ken McAlpine, Islands Apart:  A  Year on the Edge of Civilization

“Creativity is the residue of time wasted.”
— Albert Einstein

Fisherman at Green Lake with great blue heron

Fisherman at Green Lake with great blue heron


It’s almost summertime, when the living is easy.  Aahhh!

2 Responses to “Idle Moments”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Context is everything. Here, summer is miserable, hot and humid. And, it’s a time of anxiety over hurricanes. All in all, we can’t wait for it to be over, so we can enjoy being outdoors again.

    Oh — and our grass is stiff and prickly. We’ll sit on it for an outdoor concert, if there’s a quilt or other protection involved, but the lay-in-the-grass-and-look-at-the-clouds pleasures of other parts of the country? They aren’t ours.

    I shouldn’t grump, so. The mornings and evenings can be very nice, and it’s lovely to take time to watch the sun go down.

  2. Elisa Says:

    lol that is one bold heron….the fisherperson is sleeping….or has been still for very long (still giggling)

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