“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

3.28.2008

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!

4 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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

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  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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