In today’s world, with bad news pummeling us from every news media source, retreating to an imaginary world seems oh, so appealing………
We creative types can lose ourselves in our art, in our quilting, in our writing, in our thoughts………..
To wake up unstressed by the world’s latest trauma, would be a blessing for all, wouldn’t it?
Not at all to lessen the trauma and the people involved in that particular upset, but a little less stress in my life would be welcomed.
And some would say, what kind of stress could you possibly have- I have a roof over my head, no natural disasters have destroyed my home, there is food on the table, home canned goods in the pantry, and relative good health all around.
I should sit back, shut up, and enjoy the serenity……….
But, within the confines of this seemingly bucolic living, stress seeps in. Whether from the outside world, or out of my own mind, it’s ever present!! LOL
Busy hands and mind keep the brain relaxed.
The sign off in every one of my emails says “Life keeps me crazed, art keeps me SANE(R)”
If it wasn’t SO true, I would use it as my tagline!!!LOL
Overactive imagination is my downfall, but it is also my salvation………
Take this picture (discovered on the internet, source unknown)
I know my horses let out their wings every night after midnight, and pull them in before dawn……… just like I KNOW my teddy bears get up after I go to sleep, and have a party all night long ♥
I also “know” that those darn bears have invited the field mice in , to join their nightly parties- but the mice won’t leave!!!! LOL
No, I am NOT nuts (well, I am pretty sure I’m not) …….just finding a way to relieve the stress sailing in nonstop, from the outside world.
What are your methods, for alleviating stress? Art, meditation, yoga, long walks in the woods, or staring at the night sky pondering the universe?
Feel free to share, so I , and others, know we are NOT alone in the madness………….