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life in the slow lane

Learning to slow my pace of life has been the biggest change I made to my life this year. Still up at 6 for my 10 mile hike every morning, but what was I doing that I was too busy before? How nice it is to sit in the park on a sunny day, or head off on the bicycle through the country forget about time and have nothing to worry about. multitasking what’s that? I'll have another wine please; I wish Monday could always be tomorrow.............

and so last few weeks I have seen some amazing works of art ...again......( the usual van Gogh and the favorites Johan Thorn Prikker) kicked back at the beach, went for epic bike rides, fell in love ( only once this week though) went to sculpture garden, had coffees and watched a drama unfold at a country estate, continued the epic romance, cycled on a tandem bike to the coast in the west, got drunk in the park with a funny bunch of people. (this night ended up with my friends in the canal a long winded story involving funny dutchies) , cycled through some amazing tulip fields in the west of the country........managed to try a whole bunch of new foods............ahhhh the good life is indeed good.

Came across this quote the other day ( a letter from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse in April of 1965.)

"Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, gasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, rumbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning...searching, perching, besmirching, grinding grinding grinding away at yourself.

Stop it and just DO...

Trust and tickle something inside you, your "weird humor." You belong in the most secret part of you. If you fear, make it work for you - draw and paint your fear and anxiety. And stop worrying about big, deep things such as "to decide on a purpose and way of life..."You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then, you will be able to DO!

I have much confidence in you and even though you are tormenting yourself, the work you do is very good. Try and do some BAD work, the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell. "

….and she must have listened to him, i'm not gone on her work but she made it!!!

6:49 p.m. - 2007-04-15


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