“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part Five)

Reasons to be gobsmacked by Fyodor:
We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is.
What with all the 'insect' references in Crime and Punishment on top, this just makes my flesh creep, makes me feel vulnerable, not safe, somehow wretched, like the awful Raskolnikov himself. Powerful writing.

Reasons to be Free walking in movement in winter sunshine more like June in freedom in the flat lands of the east coast in a permanent and refreshing head wind. And the lands really so flat, so flat, the only remarkable thing on the landscape is a wind farm, spinning alien constructions doing good for the planet - walking slowly towards them, it'd be great if a low hum of music became apparent and you discover that your own presence affects the music also, as does the wind in a symphony of being in freedom and harmony. And yet, oh we humans! On the parish notice board at Tetney Lock is the campaign against wind farms! Just, why? Spoils the view? What view? Contributes energy to our lives without leaving a trail of waste that affects future generations?

Still and lol it was a beautiful day, setting out at 8am and arriving at The Woolpack for our reward at 3.30 with barely a rest. Legs aching a little the day after, but not as much or as painfully as last time and I go on because I must. I feel like I've been procrastinating, but know that I haven't - sometimes it's just really hard to find space in our lives even for things that are important to us. However, oh joy! I feel that I am finally on track to start writing again, and not only start writing, but give writing my complete focus. That is a good reason to be cheerful.

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