A Week Away


I am taking a week off from all things. No work. No teaching. I haven’t had that big of a break in near 2 years.

A life lesson I’ve come to understand is that all the structure, interests, hobbies, jobs, schedules, activities, etc that we bundle up and call ‘having a life’ can only be appreciated and more deeply understood by walking away from them. It’s the same as appreciating the ample space of my new coffee mug, not for all the lovely liquid brown heaven it contains but for the space created by a container. A mug with no space is just a block. Music without silence between notes is just noise.

Simple is powerful
Slow is wonderful
Still is amazing
Silence is all

Silence and space are necessary to see the shape of my life. Without them, it’s just noise.

that’s what Shane said©


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