Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

I believe it was Annie Dillard who wrote, "Living, you stand under a waterfall."   I am with that image  this morning, as I consider the conversation the acupuncturist and I had yesterday on coping strategies.  We each have different ways to cope, some hide, some freeze, some run, some fight.  I tend to be rather stoic, and  I chose to make the best of this, to use it as a practice to stay present.  In that, I was rather still.  I stayed under the waterfall, and chose to perceive the drenching as a light shower.  Now, I move out from under the waterfall, and I am grateful to see blue skies.  

In trying to locate the source of the quote, which I believe is Annie Dillard, I come across this one by Goethe.

    No one experiences and enjoys without becoming productive.
    That is the innermost characteristic of nature.


Experience and enjoy today!

And here is Picasso.   "The painter passes through states of fullness and emptying.  That is the whole secret of art."


Live an artistic day - empty and fill -  fill and empty - enjoy the play.  
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