The Art of Carefree Timelessness

“All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given us.”  -J.R.R. Tolkien

Now, as for the desire to languish deliciously in bed, which falls under the heading of “The Art of Carefree Timelessness.”  This is time spent without an agenda.  But just so you know, my bed is my most favorite place in the world, other than the world. And I have spent most of my nights in it.

Julia Cameron writes – “An artist must have downtime, time to do nothing.  Defending our right to such time take courage, conviction and resiliency. Such time, space, and quiet will strike our family and friends as a withdrawal from them.  It is. For an artist, withdrawal is necessary. Without it, an artist is vexed, angry, out of sorts.  If such deprivation continues, our artist become sullen, depressed, hostile.  We expect our artist to be able to function without giving it what it needs to be doing so.  An artist requires the upkeep of creative solitude.  An artist requires the healing of time alone. ”

Ahh…. It’s always great to find someone famous that can justify crabbiness in black and white and get paid for it.   Someone once gave me a Chance Monopoly card that reads  – “Get out of Drama Free.”  I keep this close by.

I could also point a finger at Jesus.  He seemed to be able to pull off this goodness thing. For example, He took buckets of water from people who lived in the desert and turned them into wine.  I guess it seemed like a good idea until everyone woke up in the morning.