In our busy lives, we often forget to take some quiet time for ourselves. By the way, sleeping does not count.
I love this quote because it speaks to me. Each time I have partaken in a quiet leisure activity, even if it is just sitting and contemplating in a natural setting, creative energy flows through me in the form of thinking of ideas for my blog, recalling a long-lost song, or remembering a scent that brings to mind a distant memory. Some of this quiet time is spent in the Word of God, reading, or simply refreshing my mind.
If we were having coffee, you and I would sit quietly outside, enjoying our beverage. No words would be needed because we are languishing in our contemplation in companionable silence.
Do you have a leisure activity that fosters your creativity? Take a few moments to think on this idea. Please share what inspires your creativity in a comment.
What inspires you? What gets your blood pumping? Is it great food, good company or a task well-done? If you are a photographer or writer, amateur or pro, what is your muse for a beautiful photo or an insightful blog post or story?
The Weekly Photo Challenge asks us this question.
If you follow my blog, you know that wind and water are my twin muses. As an avid board sport enthusiast, wind and water attract me like a moth to flame, or a duck to water (wink). I also can’t get enough of pine covered mountains.
There is nothing like the inspiration of leisure to be the muse for many people. I hope you enjoy this collection of some of my favorite leisure spaces.
Windsurfers at Sherman Island, Sacramento delta
Kids enjoying water sports at the Aquatic Center
Unicorn Peak stands watch over the meadows
No wind? No problem. Get out your SUP and enjoy!
We love water, but we need to be safe.
Sun sets on stand-up paddlers on the delta
Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River runs near the campground (Yosemite National Park)
New sailors try their hand at windsurfing and sailing at Sac State Aquatic Center