How could they matter?
Today - brilliant sunshine,
icy cold temperature out ...
and peace and quiet inside
I'm taking the day off, taking time out.
I got home after one in the morning - after one of those days of doing and doing and doing, one thing and then another and then another.
It was almost 4 in the morning when everything was settled.
And it was 10 when I woke up to brilliant sunshine - and no sense of hurry, no sense of urgency, no sense of having to do another 20 things before the day is done.
Homemade cranberry pancakes. Two homemade cappuccinos.
And then, yes, a tiny bit of work left over from yesterday. And some other stuff - important stuff. But that barely made a ripple on the stillness of the day.
I need this day. I need more days like this.
I need the other days too - accomplishing, achieving, meeting, learning, going, doing.
But today, this is the day I need. Brilliant sunshine on the fields outside. Cats basking in the sun indoors - stretched out, relaxed, totally as ease. One dog flopped at my feet - large and old and comfortable. The other dog with ears up, looking out the window. At what? No idea. Now he's stopped looking, is lying down, his head on the arm of the couch.
And that's it. Nothing else to say. Instead, time to take it easy.
November 30, 2012
PS. No, I didn't take these photos today. Didn't feel like doing. They're photos I took years ago. But they fit with the day.
To go from this blog journal on taking a break,
back to one on doing stuff, like getting heard,
To go from this diary blog to taking a moment
for peace and quiet,
to a rap song on someone very active,
Paul Revere, click here.
Taking time out, taking a break, taking it easy.
That's what I need. And today I'm doing it.
Yes, time to take time out.
Diary blogs, blog journals.