“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
The forecast this Saturday is calling for some sort of precipitation. I am excited. I hope it rains all day. Buckets.
Saturday is my one day without any commitments. Generally I take a class and then try to squeeze something else in. Sometimes I wake up Sunday wishing I hadn’t done a thing. The past few Saturdays have been lots of fun- but jam packed and I’ve found myself wondering where all the time is going.
In a few weeks I’m participating in a teacher training that will be rewarding and intense. I’ve been doing pre-work and preparing for a presentation. To say that I am excited in an understatement. Do you ever have a moment when you can feel that you are at one of those moments? This is me right now.
I had plans after class this Saturday that have changed and rather than fill that space. I. Am. Not. Going. To. Do. Anything.
That’s right. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Zip.
My act of nothing is something. I think I’ll call it mindless meditation. I will veg out. Lay like broccoli.
And it will be glorious.
Call me Lazy.
Better yet, don’t call me at all.
I’ll catch you on Sunday.