Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton

Read an interesting book over the weekend while I was sick in bed. It's called Journal of a Solitude. I don't agree with everything philosophically that she says and I bet if I knew more about the author, I would disagree even more. That said, this book, as a stand alone, has some great thoughts about solitude and pace of life that I whole-heartedly agree with.

"Machines do things very quickly and outside the natural rhythm of life, and we are indignant if a car doesn't start at the first try. So the few things that we do still do, such as cooking,...knitting, gardening, anything at all that cannot be hurried, have a particular value."

From my own life, I would add reading whole books, making art and paper scrapbooking! Find something that cannot be hurried and determine to invest some of your time into it. Something restful for your brain, away from mommy-land if you are in that all-consuming season.