A very good nothing day.

We did nothing today. And it was wonderful.  Why do we feel the necessity to fill up our days with driving here, meeting there, cooking this, cleaning that, etc?   Sitting on the living room floor with my daughters, one wearing a pink tutu, the other still in her sleeper from the night before, the breeze blowing through the screen door and making the whole house smell of autumn, my cup overflowed.  Coffee in one hand and a puzzle piece in the other, I am filled with peace…

and I rejoice with e.e. cummings…

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

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