Thursday, July 14, 2022

I can't rest. {SOS: Magic in a Blog}

Today I'm joining SOS: Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog community and each week there is an idea to spend time with, if you wish. This week I accept the invitation to think about this quote and rest.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."  -John Lubbock

It's evening. The temperatures are cooling and the grass is itchy. I don't remember it always being itchy. The sun has shifted and I find it hard to rest. I love to rest on the beach in direct summer sun. The backyard early evening sun isn't inviting me to rest. I look up and see the blue sky without a cloud in sight. It makes me think about being open; open to new ideas, to people, experiences, and rest. I hear three different birds. I feel the wind picking up speed and the leaves rustling. I want to rest. I can't. I can only think about my evening run ahead of me. I know if I had tried this earlier at around 3pm there would of been a nap involved embracing rest is not idleness.

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1 comment:

  1. Love your reflections, Mandy. I think learning how to rest takes practice…It will come!