“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


How beautiful to do nothing

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward." ~ Spanish Proverb

That's what I have planned for the weekend. Oh, I'll work on a couple of paintings, but rain is in the forecast, so I plan on being lazy. I will check on owls & robins & Mary & my mother, and curl up next to purring cats, and read poetry & pulp fiction. I will light my house by candles each night & listen to cello music. I will stand in the March wind, I will take long baths, I will eat strawberries, I will go to a movie alone or rent Captain Corelli's Mandolin, or Anna & the King. I will sleep, and be reminded of the lines "We will dream of a magic person, and when we awake, that person shall still, by our will, be magic." ~ John Wain. I will buy paint. I will paint.

Oh! And listen to this to make me feel even better!


  1. Mmm sounds wonderful. I'm coming off a terrifically busy month and need a day like this to recharge. My kitty loves to cuddle on my lap purring, makes it hard to type though lol.

  2. So far it IS wonderful, despite an aggravating case of indigestion - no doubt brought on by too many strawberries, but I just couldn't resist. Part of me feels guilty about wanting to do nothing, and wonders why SUDDENLY every movie on Lifetime or TBS is just so good that I can't tear myself away, but a larger part of me doesn't care & says go ahead, just lay there! Spring fever?

  3. I want to live your life, if only for a weekend!!!

  4. It was pretty good - I couldn't have been any more lazy! And PLUS - I rec'd $$ for a painting sale!


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