Wednesday, June 6, 2012
"Hurry" Ilustration Friday June 1, 2012
"All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry. Haste is blind and improvident". - Titus Livius
Reminds me of the kinds of things we would hear as kids - sayings from my mother's and grandmother's childhoods. One year we asked as many people as we knew to tell us the ones they knew. I managed to gather about two hundred. My older sister got well over a thousand. And the one that comes to mind on this topic translates something like this:
"Haste leaves a trail of dribble"
In my own life it reminds me of watching people with their eyes closed, minds wrapped in something else as they sit on the subway during the morning and evening rush-hours. As though they had shelved their inner selves while they waited to arrive somewhere, start to consciousness again. As for myself, if I was so busy playing in my mind the conversation I would have when I arrived, or anticipating the vacation I was planning, what was I missing that I was rushing by on that train?
So I try to take note. Breathe deeply. Whatever is outside the window right as I go by is my life right now.