"For most of human history, then, the vast majority of people have made their art in stolen moments, using scraps of borrowed time".
I couldn't help but think of this quote from Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic this month, as we raced from one place to another, trying to get to appointments, catch up and get organised before the start of yet another school year. We tried to find serenity where we could and also tried to quickly create a few images along the way of these in between moments.
So on a trip to the city for back to back appointments to obtain ID cards, we managed to sneak in a trip to the cinema (my top tip for keeping cool in the summer heat!) and a morning hospital appointment became an occasion to pop in to the ice cream parlour that we discovered on the way back.
On this particular day, my daughter was delighted that her first ever trip to the dentist had gone so well - she's gotten a guided tour of the dentist's office and tools - and on the way back, the sun was shining, there was a lovely breeze, and so we stopped in the countryside and went for a walk. My little girl picked a pretty bouquet of wild flowers and we enjoyed the peace, the only sound coming from the cicadas singing. When we arrived home, Little Miss enjoyed trimming the stems of her flowers and arranging them carefully in a vase to decorate her room, while I snatched a few images before dinner.
How have you managed to make time for serenity this month? I'd love to hear about it!
Please follow the circle to find out where my friend Lori McLellan, Calgary, Alberta, has been finding Serenity this month.