Tuesday, March 4, 2014

inhabit each moment...

art-making has been a challenge lately.  and since it is my favorite thing to do, i'm feeling kind of sad.  there have been taxes and fafsas and budgets, injuries and illnesses and laundry.  driving to appointments.  and more injuries and illnesses and laundry.  and all i have to show for it is a large pile of half-finished projects.  i haven't taken the time to blog because it all seems rather blah.  and i just couldn't find any words to write. perhaps all it really is, is a case of the winter doldrums.

this morning i woke up very, very early (or rather was woken up) and once i got the needy persons settled back into their beds, i was not feeling very sleepy anymore.  so i brewed up a pot of strong tea and settled into my spot by the window.  as i listened to the creaks and cracks of the sleeping house, i gave myself permission to relax and stop worrying.  i peered out the window...so snowy and still out there in our little forest.  i read for a bit.  i searched for something that would give me a sense of peace for the day.  and this is what i came up with...

“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out with Perry?

You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you , but now you’ll never know.” 
― Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl

yes, that's a good one.  inhabit each moment of today.  one at a time.  then move on.  i think i've got this...

1 comment:

  1. It is a difficult dance sometimes, but it really is important to be in the now!
    I am off to peer out my window and do the same-thank you~