Friday, September 3, 2010

Rest

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock (1834-1913)


I didn't know who John Lubbock was but I liked his philosophy. Wikipedia then filled me in that Sir John was an eminent 19th-century archaeologist who invented the terms "Paleolithic" and "Neolithic". I figure he probably did so as he contemplated clouds floating across the sky.

Today was a low-energy day. Taking a folding chair out to the backyard after supper, I promptly dozed off.


The world looked different when I awoke.


I slept so quietly that even the flighty doves dared to forage nearby. I hope I hear their cooing in my dreams. Sleep well! zzzzzzzzzzz

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of doves? Not ringnecks?
pmc

Shari said...

I'd call them regular ol' Housedoves. They're not bejeweled as your lovebirds.