Taking A Time Out

Weeping Cherry

I love the quote that Tiferet Journal posted on Facebook today:

“Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest & let the spirits fly in & out. “

I’m taking this to heart.  I’ve hit a wall in my writing and it’s time for me to take a little break from being so OCD about it.  This week and maybe even next week, I’m taking a break.  The weather here is supposed to be spectacular with temps in the mid-seventies. Sounds like gardening weather to me.  Everything that usually blooms much later in the spring is blooming here now, including magnolia, forsythia, daffodils, crocus, snow drops, cherry trees and pears.  I’m going to clean up what the winter rendered dead, prune and reshape straggling shrubs, get my hands dirty and play with my plants.

I also plan on making art.  The encaustics have been calling my name for several weeks now and I’ve been ignoring them, believing that writing was all I could handle. Not true!  Without some balance in my life, everything comes to a screeching halt.

And finally, being the introvert that I am, I realize I shut myself off in my studio way too much.  Tomorrow I’m having lunch with a friend.  Not only are the windows in my house open letting the promise of spring spirits fly through.  I’m opening the big window in my heart and coming alive.

This entry was posted in Encaustics, Healthy Living, Life, Matters of the Spirit, The Garden, Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Taking A Time Out

  1. Sharon says:

    Congratulations. Can’t think of a better thing to do. Have a ball.

  2. patti stark says:

    The weather is the same here – and gardening all winter has been pleaseurable – storm coming in now, but oh, yes, we need it! Have a wonderful time out!

  3. Miss Maggie of Texas says:

    Dear jzrart… I just love your writing! Everything you say speaks to me as a woman and resonates with truth. You express your thoughts and feelings beautifully, and I thank you for sharing your gift
    with the rest of us 🙂

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