Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer Advice

"Slow down. Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves."

I have a theory about time. Western culture values what I call linear time. We run on schedules, our watches, the clock, our daily organizers. The economy depends on productivity, which requires linear time.

I am trying to adapt to circular time. As a creative being, circular time allows me to think, to experience, to wonder, to lose my awareness of time "passing by". The natural cycle of a day and of the season allows me to immerse myself in the studio or the garden.

I'm a much happier person!

Unfortunately I've also forgotten to pick up my husband from work a few times.


Judy Martin said...

Right On Janet!

Slow down and nurture your own ideas.

It's hard when you have so many however, isn't it?

Wendy said...

Sounds good to me, trouble is that I kinda need that paycheque to subsidize my life and quilting.
But when I'm not on that clock I am off the clock, I quit wearing a watch years ago.