September 16th, 2010

Il dolce far niente

…an Italian expression which translates as the art of doing nothing or the sweetness of doing nothing. As an overachiever, multi tasker and type a personality this concept is foreign to me. This concept implies spontaneity and doing something for nothing more than the pleasure of doing it… for sheer enjoyment of that solitary moment and this is a beautiful thing! So for all of you who have created space for il dolce far niente in your life – you did good!

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A poem of inspiration

Jesus dreamt
Of a world
Of one
Global family
Each person
Relationship
Friendship
And blood family
Being a gift
From his Abba
Attempting to
Overcome the
Barriers of
Race, colour,
Sex and creed.
Locally we
Come together
With our individualities
Our languages
And cultures

Separate and distinct….
But there are
The obstacles
Of not knowing
Each other
And therefore
Experiencing a degree
Of unsureness
And fear.
We pass different ones
Sometimes as shadows …
Each of us
So tends to
Be centred on self
And yet how
We hunger for
Change, conversion
Of our hearts
And minds.

— adapted from a poem
by T. McKillop