Friday, March 29, 2013

Self-Reliance #5

“Every artist was first an amateur.”
To be an artist one has to find beauty in ordinary things.
Find 10 things of great beauty in the landscape that surrounds you.
For example, crumple sheets on your bed in the morning,
the smell of coffee making its way around a busy office.
1. The smattering of freckles across a child's nose.
2. The smell of sunscreen on a sunny day.
3. The feel of clean bed sheets.
4. The taste of the summer's first good watermelon.
5. The sound of ocean waves lapping in.
6. The weight of a limp, sleeping toddler, in your arms.
Such trust.

7. The control of my breath, during meditation.
8. The feeling of sweat dripping down my back after a run. 
9. Laughing, until you cry.
10. Clocking out on a Friday afternoon.

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