How lovely to be doing nothing, and then rest. ~Spanish proverb
Spring has come, blowing, blossoming, blooming, spewing out allergy-inducing tree sperm that drips on cars and yellows our stuffed up noses and lungs.
This is the time of Spring Fever. Indolence. The bears have rolled out of hibernation, blinking sleepy in the sunlight and wondering where the two little newborn cubs they’d not noticed before came from; and children are rolling Easter eggs in colored dye; and my mind is rolling in contented circles,quite blank. Are you staying in the present moment, this jewel of our life?
Being a workaholic myself, I have to keep reminding myself of the importance of la Dolce Far Niente.
If you spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Lin Yutang (1885-1976)
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the 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.
Sir John. Lubbock (1834-1913)
All of the animals excepting man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902)