April 4, 2017
Doodling fits those short empty time slots in the day. No goals. No accomplishments. Just being in the moment with pen in hand.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
— John Lubbock, The Uses of Life
March 9, 2017
“A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace.”
— David Steindl-Rast
“Beside the porch step
the crocus prepares an exaltation
of purple, but for the moment
holds its tongue. . . .”
— Jane Kenyon, from “Mud Season”
December 31, 2016
It was a rush to the finish, but I did complete this project by the end of the year as I had hoped. Time for new projects in 2017.
Happy New Year!
December 30, 2016
December 23, 2016
It’s just after 9 a.m. and already I feel behind. As soon as I finish this quick post, I will head out for a round of grocery shopping and errands. Once back home, I will need to clean the house a bit and do laundry and begin cooking for holiday meals, but what I really want to do is read with pencil in hand, sketch a few more pages in my Idleness book, paint something with color, and work on a few blog posts.
I’m not exercising and moving enough. I have too many finished projects. Aargh!
This is the time to remember what has helped me in the past. To slow waaaaay down. To take each moment as it comes. To let go of the idea of packing all these things into one day. Not possible! Do a few things well instead.