It makes me pause in the sometimes hectic hurly burly of the days, and appreciate moments of calm or beauty or delight. Lynne said 'You do find the lovely in things'.
And Socrates said 'The unexamined life is not worth living'.
This blog journal is a way of examining my life, and a way of lightening up for me (I've always been rather too serious!)
I am quite taken with Pia Jane Bijkerk's book My Heart Wanders which is a very personal journal, on the whimsical side, but rather beautiful and gentle. It crossed my mind that it could be described as self indulgent, but I decided it isn't. Looking for the wonder, the enchantment, the whimsical and the fun in one's days doesn't mean living in some 'la-la land' or that we don't engage with what is often referred to as 'the real world' of earning a living, of politics and activism for causes we believe in, but to ignore this parallel world of finding beauty in simple things and being mindful of the small sensual details of everyday life, is to miss out on an aspect of a beautiful life and world which is, at the end of the day, the only thing we have....
Pia Jane Bijkerk posted the soundscapes (see 30 Mar 2011)....I plan to read Rachel Carson's 'The Sense of Wonder' next.