Aging Through Covid-19, April 11, 2020 – Ruminations on a Slow Saturday

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Little Steps Poster ©Felipe Adan Lerma
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Ruminations for a slow Saturday
Well, I’ve been wanting to slow down, and today I did (slow as I already was going, lol! 😂)

Only thing is it was mostly spent on chores, ie, taxes, going to the pharmacy (8 cars in drive through line, gave it up for maybe tomorrow), semi-chores (cause they’re enjoyable too 😊 walking, eating, short 7 minute SilverSneakers stretch), and non-chores: reading art and virus articles, tweeting, chatting w/Sheila on the balcony) – but, no painting.

Used to be I could paint, tired or not, busy or not.

Not any more. Each time I’ve forced myself to paint tired, ugh!

Too many nice pieces ruined or gone too far astray to keep or relish; lost time and energy (even if I convinced myself it was good to “experiment”).

Now, experimenting while not tired, even ruining a piece (also when not tired), teaches me valuable things about what I like and want in my own art. What I want to explore further and find myself relishing and reminding myself of as a future re-effort.

So rest – the time the body and mind heal, and the soul speaks softly and is heard —

That’s what I need, and what I suspect we all need more of.

Rest from the relentless noise of virus-conflict.

Economy vs people.

As if either ever existed without the other 😊

Stay well everyone! Wishing for a restful night for everyone ❤️

Adan

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Series linkAging Through Covid-19

Suggested link, Legs up the wall via WebMD, a one pose multi-breath short routine to refresh one’s sense of restfulness! https://blogs.webmd.com/food-fitness/20200407/a-simple-self-care-exercise-to-calm-your-nerves

Do you have good, positive, useful or encouraging info to share? Please post in the moderated comments below 😊

Note: Each time I post while doing this series (may it be a short series, but if so, for positive reasons 😊), I’ll post one or more links to posts I feel are worth seeing or reading. Some will be COVID-19 specific, some just uplifting, some encouraging via exercise or nutrition etc, but all within the rubric of what we’re all facing tougher ❤️

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊

Adan

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5 comments

    • I needed to hear that, Tiffany! Thank you! We had a fun afternoon, social distancing during the youngest grandchild’s Easter egg hunt, lol! Hope your Easter went as well 😊 Yeah, almost tried to put a few rushed minutes in today, would’ve been a disaster 😂 The urge to paint’s been very strong, but as pressed for time and tired as I’ve been, would’ve been a mistake for sure! Did rest well last night, and could feel the difference this morning. Hoping for more nights like that 💕

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