The promise? Slow down, look around and take all the time in this world that I have to enjoy my life.
It's not that I'm a workaholic, or an extreme Type A personality. But I do feel rather driven to achieve and accomplish. If there are dishes to be done, then done they must be. My calendar tends to fill with obligations and events I just can't ignore. Sitting to enjoy a book can overload me with guilt as there is always much to do. As a result, stopping to smell those incredible roses is not done as often as it should be.
All of this often unnecessary busyiness seems to gain momentum until suddenly I find myself feeling like everything is moving just too fast. When that happens, it's then I remember to take a big breath and let the words of a particular Paul Simon song fill my mind. It's a playful ditty from a carefree era in my life, with a lilting melody to lift the spirits and easy words and phrases that carry a simple, yet profound message.
So as I sit here singing along to the words of The 59th Street Bridge Song I thought about "feelin' groovy" and wondered what kind of illustrations I might find to convey that mood. Here are the fun results: