Friday, September 3, 2010


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


Anonymous said...

What kind of doves? Not ringnecks?

Shari said...

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