Pensive times, need-for-stillness times, yet called-to-action times. Feels like being back after ages, yet it hasn't really been that long. Much has happened, is happening and will be happening. I have not yet been able to get a grip on this busy year ... and then again, I don't have to grip it or even let it grip me ... but just let it flow. Have not been spending much time in the studio at all. Apart from taking a break because of my (turned out to be two) hands (which, after my session at the orthopedic and fracture clinic I learned was 'the early stages of carpal tunnel' aggravated further by the lifting of the windows and the chiselling, etc.) ... things have felt very busy. Yes, I rested my hands by not really using the computer unless I 'had' to, etc., but there were other things - meetings, work, driving, etc. I will have to see over the period of August whether it makes sense to continue renting that space (studio) if I'm hardly ever going to be in it.
I want to let all the unnecessary things of life fall away. I will know they are unnecessary when they just fall away under the laws of 'least effort'. (An apt thought for Emancipation Day). In a nutshell, my hands have shown me the need to revise my use of self and application to life.