I aim to spend as much time making art and in nature as I do with technology. Not an easy feat these days, and one that I do not reach regularly. Sometimes I feel like I am getting close to being able to do it, and then a project is due, or a new assignment must be introduced, or I get sucked into my email and Facebook. I’ve been using a timer to try to help me spend as little time doing these computer tasks as possible. That’s helping.
But I often come back to one of my favorite phrases, It is solved by walking, attributed to Saint Augustine. I will share my writing on walking another time. And for now, I invite you to add to your Advent observations a little walk, letting your mind be present, to feel each step and relax into the movement, and see if you just might solve something.
Just what I needed today. Thanks St Augustine and Melanie-the-walker!
I am totally in support of your initiative to spend as much time making art and in nature, as you do on technology. This is the familiar conundrum I too always face- BALANCE.
I will think
of you as I get out into nature today, and climb the steps to my studio!