Monday, August 27, 2007

Living slowly

I've been fascinated for the past year with the slow life movement. Maybe it's because I spend so much time working and scheduling myself with an inch of exhaustion. I also like the way that it embraces living simply. I mean really...why does life have to be so complicated, so drama filled? Aren't we at fault for most of the drama and things in our lives? I know there are things that happen to us that are beyond our control, but when I think of the recent drama surrounding me (illnesses aside), I feel like all of it are things that I can in some way control. At the very least I could decide to extricate all of those complicating factors from my life.

If I have that much control over my own life, then why don't I? Because sometimes life is just too complicated and not all black and white. Sometimes the gray is important, too.

4 comments:

  1. Gray can also be overrated;)

    As long as the living slow movement doesn't actually mean walking or talking slower, then it sounds kind of nice. Sorta.

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  2. wouldnt it be ironic if the slow movement took off?

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  3. Interesting... slowing down life's pace... I could do that. I wonder if New Yorkers could do it too....

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  4. The other day I was lamenting how I had "no time." Then I came across this quote:

    "Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." --H. Jackson Brown

    Crikies. That quote was like a slap in the face. But man... I could certainly go for a slower life. Perhaps if I downsized, I could discover penicillan or invent the helicopter?

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