All In a Day

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
– John Burroughs quotes (American Essayist and Naturalist, 1837-1921)

I am finding that more and more this sums things up for me. I don’t understand people who can’t fill their hours when there is so much to ponder and wonder about everywhere one looks.

When I was a little girl, I hated school because it interfered with the reading, writing and general exploring of vistas unknown inside myself. I haven’t ever really lost that irritation with the outside world. I am too busy to be bothered by it most of the time, and yet it constantly pokes at me for attention like a pesky little brother on a long car ride.

9 thoughts on “All In a Day

  1. What a great quote and reminder of what is possible. I feel like I am in detox, letting all the years of “shoulds” and “have-to’s” clear out of my system. It has taken a long time for me to be comfortable alone with myself. While I am learning to be and do “in the moment,” I still have times where I wonder what I should be doing.

  2. I agree with John Burroughs. Life interferes with what we really want to do. Or anyway, I excuse my sloppy housekeeping on the grounds that there are so many more interesting things to do.

  3. Good quote and I tend to agree w/ your view but I too believe that;

    “I begin to think that calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Every object is beautiful when in motion; a ship under sail, trees gently agitated with the wind, and a fine woman dancing, are three instances in point. Man was made for action and for bustle”
    ~A. Adams
    Hmmm, something to ponder. Be well !

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