Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summer 2012

Summer is slipping by and in some ways it has been long in going. It was a fine summer to be at a lake where fresh breezes moderated the prolonged heat and drought. We spent too few days near the water and too many days in the city. The days are getting shorter and cooler at last and my mind, lacking inspiration and reflection in the heat, is awakening with the change in seasons. I purposefully read more books, relaxed outdoors, rode my bike, played with the dog, visited with family and decreased my computer use during my spare time this summer. Balance is elusive and easy to lose with the many distractions in our society. Sometimes I feel over run with information, much of it compelling at the time but irrelevant in the end.

My favourite quote of the summer...

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, 
their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905

You would almost think Oscar Wilde knew something about the internet! Sometimes you must step back to think, reflect and find yourself again.

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