“Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us, unplayed.” Oliver Wendell Holmes.
I started this blog in April 2016, I was fast approaching 50 and I was more than happy with that. I never thought as a 16 year old I would get to that point, I read the above quote around that time and it started me wondering…just what is my music?
Life seemed at that time so rushed. Technological advances allow us to fill every single second of our personal and working day. In our busy-ness, we rarely stop. To listen. To savour time. Time. That precious non-renewable resource which eventually, runs out.
I started to think that it was perhaps time to build a slow hour into my day. Too much? Too busy!! Where am I going to find an hour! Maybe half hour…to recharge, renew, do nothing. When was the last time I did nothing? Turn off, switch off. I read somewhere even spending 10 minutes, just noticing your breathing is a great way to slow down. Seems simple. Breathe in….breathe out.
So, starting this blog was all about exploring the simple, learning how to use a blog, working out if I obtained any benefit from it. I thought perhaps it would become my way of enforced slowing down as I started to get back to basics, a place to write about the little pearls of wisdom I was gathering as I tried to build in my half hour of slow. I thought that perhaps along the way, I would also work out just what is my music.
Why have I called my blog Chook Therapy?
My chooks are more than happy to listen. They have simple needs and always seem to agree with my musings as I tend to my other great love, my garden.