Today I tried to be mindful. To be in the moment. To stop. Be still and quiet – focus on the world around me and appreciate the beauty in things that I might ordinarily miss. It was a gorgeous day so I lay on the grass in our soon to be new house. Eyes shut, I felt the coolness of the ground beneath me and the warm sun on my face. I slowed my breathing down, I focused on all the sounds around me – the distant hum of traffic, birdsong and the wind blowing through the trees and bushes. Oh and Spooky shouting on me from the scaffolding on the roof, telling me to get back on with the painting I was supposed to be doing… I call it mindfulness, seems others call it skiving….
eyes closed, i hear them.