Friday, January 20, 2012
Until The Sun Moved
When the 3 hour work meeting got cancelled due to potential weather issues, there is a God there is a God, I staked out a spot on the window seat with the following items...
cup of tea
and stayed until the sun moved. all morning
After a bowl of oatmeal
another cup of tea
and a brisk walk with Chewy,
I landed here, in Claire's cozy room...
to curl up with Owen, our orange cat
and Steve, the big bear.
I brought to the daytime chill-fest,
and a folder full of writing dating back to 2005.
A Chinese proverb from an old Zen Calendar fell out of the folder:
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable,
but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
I am definitely NOT ridiculous
And this, from the writer, Erica Jong:
How To Save Your Own Life
* Renounce useless guilt
* Don't make a cult of suffering
*Live in the now (or at least the soon)
*Always do the things you fear the most; courage is an acquired taste, like caviar
* Trust all joy
*If the evil eye fixes you in its gaze, look elsewhere
* Get ready to be eighty-seven
Renounce useless guilt + trust all joy
are 2 of my favorite mumblings.
Practicing the one increases the other.
guilt is not > joy
There are mucho projects I could be tackling right now. But they're not going anywhere. Today, I wrote myself a permission slip to
chill with Owen and Steve the big bear
and the dog barking Must be Ellen, our mail carrier/person
and not feel bad about it, darnit!
ah ha! staring out the window is good for your mental health
renounce useless guilt/ trust all joy
Posted by Betsy Jackson