Doing ‘nothing’ can mean so many things to different people. Some people might consider my life very poor and unadventurous. From the inside though it seems full of wonder and love. The opening of a flower bud, rain on the window and birds singing their mysterious songs, the feel of the earth under bare feet... Life is rich without having to go very far. I get exasperated when asked in school ‘Are you doing anything special at half term?’ Or ‘Are you going anywhere special over the holidays?’
I confess, I’m a bit of a hermit. I would travel to some distant place for some natural features, but not necessarily for man made things (though I’m fond of art and gardens are man made as well). The truth is that I don’t feel I need to go very far to be filled with wonder and to feel alive. I’m sure a lot of people won’t understand (that’s why I’m almost friendless), but during our lifetime we’re bound to meet a few that do understand.
Nobody can measure a life from the outside. What one perceives as a ‘wasted life’ from the outside, can be the richest life, the most rewarding, the closest to beauty and truth. Let’s keep on doing ‘nothing’.