To affect the quality of the day
That is the highest of the arts
Henry David Thoreau
I envy my grandkids
I hand them a drawing pad, or a clean art canvas
And without out thought or pretense they fill it
With life, and color, and glee
They do the same thing with every day they are given
I stare at the blank canvas
so cautious...so concerned about how it will look....
and often put it all away without a mark
happy that I have not made a mess of it!
Sadly, that is a cautionary tale for life as well
Thoreau said that the world is but a canvas to our imagination
Why take a day- a perfectly good "canvas" of time
and simply try to get through it
without making any mistakes?
Today is a new day
a new canvas!
I too can fill this day with life, and color and glee!
and that's poetiquejustis
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.