Setting it all down

Not being tied to our urgent to-do lists:

Consider the lilies of the field…

And you — what of your rushed and

useful life? Imagine setting it all down —

papers, plans, appointments, everything,

leaving only a note: “Gone to the fields

to be lovely. Be back when I’m through

with blooming.

Lynn Ungar, Camas Lilies

6 thoughts on “Setting it all down

  1. Hi, I “reblogged” your post but all links and resources will point back directly to your site. Hope that’s ok. I’m searching for those blogs that resonate with the Stoic in me.I attempt to practise mindfulness on a regular basis and I studied philosophy in “another lifetime.” I do love your site.

    1. Thanks for doing that Vicki and for your supportive words on your lovely blog. I really appreciate your constant presence. Your blog keeps me thinking of my sister who has lived in Melbourne for many years now. The poem is indeed really lovely, Best wishes, Karl

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