Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I have turned off my TV and the music. Right now, the only sounds for me are the washing machine, the bathroom clock, and the ra-tat of the keyboard. Stillness and Silence. It is


My job is not simple. At work, I am Alice's Rabbit and will forever be trying to beat the clock. But somewhere inside of me is Alice herself, wondering if there is a way out of the Madness, back to the SIMPLICITY of childhood. I was the girl who dreamed the day away looking at the sky and making stories from the clouds. I didn't understand why Gilligan and the crew were so upset to be marooned on the Island, and I secretly wished to be Jeannie (her bedroom was a big pink bottle)! For awhile I wanted to be Samantha, but Darren was too much of a goof. Major Nelson is the BOMB.

Like most people, daily life can be complex and taxing for me, and I need to remember to practice simplicity. I am reminded of something my husband said about his time in the Coast Guard. He would be out to sea for a length of time, get Sea Legs, but when the ship finally docked, he would have to re-acclimate to walking on land. I can relate to his story. Moving toward something can also mean moving away from something. I need to be grounded and focused, but I also need to feel free and new. I need to get back to being a "Dreamy Girl".

I need to watch the clouds more often.

My 10 Simple Things ToDo List

Give a Hug
Get a Hug
Read more Dr. Seuss
Cloud Watching
Color something with my favorite crayon color
Watch films in black and white
Hand Write a letter and mail it
Walk to the market
Hold hands with my husband
Do one thing at a time

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.
Author: Chinese Proverb

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Sir Isaac Newton

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci