a pause.

bloomingdale "camp"

in the last few weeks i have been assaulted with the feeling that i should be doing something all the time; that not a moment can be wasted. i work a full time human services job and come home to my art work, the gym, dinner, wedding planning and assorted other adult-type tasks. it's easy to get caught up in looking towards the future, even if only a few hours ahead, rather than focusing on the current moment.
but now each time i open my web browser or turn on the television i am briskly reminded that all of the small worries of day to day life are trivial. across the ocean is country of people who are dealing with the aftermath of an earthquake, followed by a tsunami and now a pending nuclear crisis. these noble people are not concerned with thoughts and plans outside of the "right now", it is merely survival and grief and uncertainty.
it seems as good a time as any to look around, recognize what is truly essential, appreciate what you have and discard of frivolous concerns...and perhaps to lend a hand to our japanese brothers and sisters.

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