Walked the Glen today, 40°, the snow has started melting and last fall’s autumn leaves are peeking out. I sketched quickly, adding color at home. Check out my favorite tree on the right, just noticed the heart shape!
That’s what sketching does – helps you notice details, things you’d otherwise miss.
Here’s a screen shot from the Alltrails app of my typical Glen walk- 1.7 miles in 40 minutes. I’m not a speed walker! 😉.
I just signed up for a free online course “Tao Te Ching Live Challenge” through zenlearning.org.
It’s a year long discussion of the tao te ching verses, with online discussions.
You may have noticed my tendency to skip around things and subjects, so we’ll see how long I last with this!
Snowy Easter – Tao Te Ching Verse One
Part of verse one: “Mystery of mysteries, the door to all wonders.”
As I sit and watch the Easter snow softly falling, I think about the verse. I decide to sketch the large pine trees in my back yard.
What I got from this verse: “Chill out. (No, that’s not a pun on the snow!) Don’t define things as good or bad. Surrender and trust the mystery.”