“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.”-Henry David Thoreau
As our weekly Sabbath day approaches when we manually hit “the pause” button, this article is something worth reading:
The Joy of Quiet via New York Times
“The urgency of slowing down — to find the time and space to think — is nothing new, of course, and wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the moment, the less time and energy we have to place it in some larger context. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries,” the French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote in the 17th century, “and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” He also famously remarked that all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone. “
We live in an age of mega distractions, I wonder what sort of distractions were afflicting people in the 17th century?
Do you call a “Time Out” from the daily grind and what do you enjoy doing on your Sabbath day?
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(Note: Jordanne wants all goat herders to know that, since this picture was taken, Blackberry has had her hooves nicely trimmed)