On Doing Nothing and Having a Lazy Day

Boy with straw hat and log lying lazily on riverbank

Have you ever tried doing nothing? Not reading, not thinking, not chatting, not rearranging this or that in your room or about the house, not trying to fill your time with anything, simply being? It’s not necessarily easy. The mind wants to keep doing things. There’s always something to do. And when there isn't, we … Continue reading On Doing Nothing and Having a Lazy Day

The Time We Spend Alone

girl in cage with open door magical illustration xuan loc xuan

We spend a good deal of our lives alone whether we like it or not. Even if we are not solitary people, even if we are social butterflies. I’m talking about the time in between the days and the hours when we have to do things, to go to work, to go to school, to … Continue reading The Time We Spend Alone

Writing As a Way to Remember

Painting of a girl in white turned with her back to us writing at a desk

Memories are some of our most precious possessions. But as the years march by, they fade. Writing can help us preserve memories. Returning to our journals, notebooks, poems, or posts years later can resurrect time from the abyss of forgetfulness. By the time you will be in your 80s—and keep in mind that life expectancy … Continue reading Writing As a Way to Remember