These two images popped up in Facebook a couple of days ago. They both really resonated, in slightly different ways, however I can link them together.
Micheal Leunig portrays beautiful, stylized images with people participating in life in various ways. This image makes me think of walking along a river, in a town, relishing the open air, clouds and sky, river and fish, birds and plants.
In a world that seems determined to go faster and faster each day; at breakneck speed for no reasons other than greed and fear, it is interesting and wise to wonder in the traditional way if our world is going mad and falling apart like never before – and that we are all caught up in this peculiar disintegrationMicheal Leunig, 2015
Check out his work at https://www.leunig.com.au, there’s far more than satirical cartoons and pretty pictures.
Paulo Coelho is an author I find a bit fluffy and mystical for my taste, however he has some wise words. This header image, coming onto my screen as I was sitting on the train going into work, was a reminder not to get caught in the daily race and grind, going “faster and faster each day”; but to slow down, work out what is really important, then do those treasured activities.
Be present. Make love. Make tea.
Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation.
Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make
someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth,
and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create.
Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take
chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes.
Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely.
Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t
make you happy. Grow.Paulo Coelho