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


  1. What kind of doves? Not ringnecks?

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