From the decades of motherhood to the present day the erratic search for methods and activities to slow me down has given me insights to: meditation (no success); refreshing long walks (successful); Tai chi, too slow (no success) but might try it again someday: Yoga (helpful). Hen I realized that singing quietly in my head while playing golf helps me focus and relax outside, so who not use it on the computer.
Relaxing and letting my mind search for music I began to hum--
Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy...
I'm no longer running down the cobblestones, but I am running and moving my fingers over the keys fart to quickly.
Hello, lamppost, what'cha knowin?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't' cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in doo-doo, feelin' groovy
This is retirement, why am I not watching the flowers growing instead of rushing from one task to another?
But rhymes, yes rhymes do help in the form of poetry by Mary Oliver, Nathan Brown, or occasionally Ruth Zardo, a poet of Louise Penny's imagination.
I got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I'm dapples and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you
All is groovy.
Feeling Groovy by Simon and Garfunkel
|Bougainvillea leaves floating|
Long sigh! Just sitting
Listening to my heart beat
Feeling groovy, smiling
Tapping to the beat.
Eureka! Finally, I've thought of my first "Try Something New for 30 Days" challenge (Try Something New) except mind will be for 28 days. I will listen to music every day, perhaps a little Norah Jones, Enya, Wayman Tisdale, or simply ripples of musical blends to open my mind to new sounds.
***All arrows are self-inflicted :):)