I have an overwhelming desire to think about nothing, talk about nothing, do nothing. Perhaps this mindlessness / mental exhaustion is a cousin of meditation. Maybe I’m on the way to “empty mind meditation” or mental silence that will declutter my brain and bring on a state of nirvana.
A change of scenery brings mountain wildflowers, a fire in the fireplace and a haiku about the mesmerizing nature of flames.
I think a group of swans did a performance just for me. As I stood and watched, they changed direction, got in position, and swam by in a line. MUST.WRITE.HAIKU.
Is this little bird thinking what a great day it is to be a bird in the sunshine, in a sanctuary-like environment where the predators wear warning bells and the feeders are always full?
A little boy embodies the concept of mindfulness and simple pleasures with the rainbow wall at Dulles Airport. Adults, not so much.
This beautiful, gentle, tranquil and philosophical poem is rich with imagery, illustrative of the concept and value of mindfulness, and fills me with hope.