Sunday, November 3, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 3 November 2013


He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. [Albert Einstein]

What I have discovered in the process of this transition is the deliciousness of a good PAUSE. I’m thinking I only gave it lip service BEfore, this notion of stopping forward motion, waiting for what I am NOT certain, and BEing just paused. I love how they DO this in films. Perhaps that is the example I am trying to follow.

I remember a morning, walking from the apartment where Gracie and I were staying, up and over to Mum’s apartment. I saw a hummingbird. It gave me pause. I just stood there, somewhat undone by the quiet fullness of the moment.

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
[Guillaume Apollinaire]

How often DO YOU DO that?! Just take a beat and BE in the Happy that is possible Right Now?! It’s almost something people will scorn you for, in my experience. People love to grumble and complain and we also love to commiserate, but how often DO we just PAUSE and BE Happy or BE silly, or even just BE aware and awake to the moment Right Now?!

It is a valuable skill, pausing…


I love you, Currie

4 comments:

Roberta Gould said...

Oh my goodness..Currie, I just posted and now I am reading this..too funny! We are thinking the same things..Thank you for sending my all of your links. I LOVE what you are doing with your art...

Roberta Gould said...

I meant to say Me....Have a super wonderful day of pause and reflection!

Serena Lewis said...

First of all, what a spectacular art piece. I LOVE your sense of colour!

Secondly, what a great post! I have had those moments that have caused me to stop, pause, and just take in that special moment in time. In this crazy/busy world, it's not that easy to pause and appreciate just 'being' but I think we would all benefit by doing so regularly.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Amen, Amen, Amen! Today when I was in my outdoor studio I thought about how blessed I am to create art in my yard with the birds singing, the sunlight kissing my cheeks... and just going with the flow.

That's part of what your art says to me today. Flow... into being. Be in the flow....

Lovely inspiration!