Here in Durham, North Carolina, I am hunkered down in a warm home with electricity and food. We received several inches of mostly ice yesterday, and it's snowing intermittently right now. I just saw the second snow plough of the day zoom by on our normally busy street. I am so grateful for heat and light. Over one hundred thousand North Carolinians are without one or the other, or both. I am thankful for the men and women who risk their lives, leave their families behind and venture out to work for the common good.
An important theme in the Zentangle® Method. The first, in fact, that we learn. Gratitude for the materials we have, a quiet place, the opportunity to learn, time for ourselves...
I am grateful for Joey and her challenge #96, which I almost forgot about, with all the excitement here! (I get so excited when it snows. I rush from window to window to get the best view!) I had been tangling Chillon--how appropriate!--when I realized I was just doing it to get it done. I stopped, and thought, "One stroke at a time. Appreciate the feel of the ink penetrating the paper and leaving its mark." I thought of the work of several of my Zentangle "heroes", whose lines are always so deliberate and clean. I. Slowed. Down.
What are snow days for, if not for slowing down?
Hope you are safe and warm. Enjoy this cup of cocoa!
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