Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Take a Break: Walk on Air Against Your Better Judgment

The epitaph of the Irish poet, and Nobel Prize winner, Seamus Heaney, is the inspiration for today’s “take a break.” Walk on Air Against Your Better Judgment. This line is from “Gravel Walks,” which is about heavy work. I like the in-betweenness of up and down, of being on the earth and of the heavens. I think that’s where poetry should dwell, between the dream world and the given world, because you don’t just want photography, and you don’t want fantasy either.”

So today, try something marvelous that is a bit dreamy but also grounded. Take a risk.
• Write a poem
• Draw a picture
• Call a friend who you haven’t talked to in 10 years
Check out the Take a Break Pinterest for lots of Take a Break ideas. 

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