Sometimes when I’m tired and don’t want to really think about something meaningful to write about, or if I had a blah day, I look for inspiration from quotes or sayings that resonate with my day.
For example, yesterday I was tired after our week of vacation (so ironic to be tired after vacation, isn’t it?) and I was admiring the full moon. There were several things I could have shared, but I didn’t have the energy to formulate and articulate my thoughts, so I chose the simplicity route, with a quote about the moon that connected to my one simple image.
Simplicity was what I wrote about the other day and I’m sticking to it again tonight.
One of my favorite sayings came from a little delft blue tile, that my mom used to have with a Dutch saying. I didn’t really understand it until I grew up, but basically it said (more beautifully) in Dutch,
“In the concert of life, no one receives a program.”
Think about that.
We don’t know when our concert will end, or when the intermission will come and whether there will be one or two or none. Maybe there will only be One Act. Or maybe there will be ten! We just know that we should be enjoying the show.
Hmmm…put that in your pipe and smoke it!
That’s all I have for tonight. It’s been a long and good day.
Time for my intermission.