Valuing Nothing

Wednesday, June 19, 2013







"Nothing, like something, happens anywhere." Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things 


Do you value doing nothing? Do you see it as "something" to be valued? Loved these rules for a simpler day. It's summer and I'm embracing a little bit of nothing. How about you? 


images via: a d√©tacher, egmv, tales of endearment

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  1. As you know from my blog, I am totally embracing the nothing right now. ;) It feels perfect. And thanks for the rules link! I really enjoyed reading them and think I need to follow that blog for good remembrances...

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    1. You do seem to embrace it. Do you think that 'place' helps? It seems like your surroundings totally support a more laid back lifestyle. I dream of running away to a more rural life. It's probably why I love our house in mexico so much. Busyness melts away when I'm there. I just wonder if you lived somewhere chill all the time, would your life feel slower in the busyness? hummm, one day...

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  2. I love doing nothing. Mostly because I like spontaneity and planning and scheduling will do just that plan and schedule spontaneity right out of your life.

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    1. true, so true. i love spontaneity and have lived years of my life that way. with kids, i feel so scheduled, but things run a bit smoother that way. but both the girls and i love to lounge at home, so this summer, we've left a ton of unplanned time for that and impromptu outings. :)

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  3. gawd i would have to lock my kids in a sound proofed cupboard to get away with nothing but if i could i would! i am the queen of nothing especially in the sun with freezing cold white wine and good food to hand and great company to get loud with! xxxx

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    1. ha, know the feeling. wine, sun and friends is perfection. do it in an open field and let the kids run wild!!

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  4. those photos are lovely. and i think this is so important for children. to have down time where they create their own fantasy worlds and in turn create their own knowledge. i get so excited if i'm doing something around the house and i hear my girls making stories up with their dolls and stuffed animals. i think it's the most important part of childhood to have unstructured time to use their creativity and expand their growing minds:) xoxo-molly

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    1. yes! this summer is going to include A LOT of lounging around and letting the girls create fun from nothing. xx

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  5. it's our way of being in the summer, and i love it (and i love the freedom that summer offers to embrace it).

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