Work to Live–Weekend Fun #2

Windows in Bath

“How soft is the light
That shines through yonder window.”
”Just dig the garden!”

(Prompted by William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet)

Following the “success” of Weekend Fun #1, I have decided to create a new category for my blog. It’s called, “Work to Live.”

We can so easily forget that we do not live to work, but we work to live. Also, I am aware that because of various things happening in my life, at this time, I am becoming a little too serious.

So I have decided, mindfully, to lighten up. I hope no one minds. I will still be posting my take on mindful matters, but from now on I am also going to randomly post famous quotations and phrases with a poetic/haiku/senryu twist. I hope you see this as a mark of respect for the original author, rather than mockery. After all, Rachmaninov made a good living rhapsodying Paganini’s themes. (Something like that, anyway!)

If you would like to join in, please tag your post with “Work to Live” so that I can find it in my reader. I will visit each post and I will probably comment on most of them, too.

Who knows? If I can come up with enough material, maybe I will start a whole new blog on that theme.

16 thoughts on “Work to Live–Weekend Fun #2

  1. yes, a very good reminder, we SHOULD work to live, not the other way around. 😦

    btw,Haiku Reflections II is now available at Amazon. Your comment re: the daisies “reflection” was key to my choice, for the cover photo. Thanks for the insightful feedback! 🙂


  2. What a great idea. I am way too serious. This year I am losing 7 vacation days because I was too busy. I’m sort of kicking myself for letting an entire year go by without vacation, what kind of work is that important. Kicking myself! 🙂 What a wonderful idea you have here!


      1. I love that about her! You know I met her when I was up late one night I have insomnia and she was the sweetest friend and we are pen pals so when she shares someone’s work I know they are good! Hence you work. You are really good!


      2. Thank you Michelle. I suffer with insomnia too. In fact it’s currently 5.54 here.

        But I didn’t think I am that good. I just try to understand life and what makes people tick. I also have to say that I’m saddened that I didn’t get to this stage until later in life. I can now see all the fun that I missed when I had the energy to enjoy it 🙂


      3. I know what you mean! I hate not sleeping, I’ve had a sleep study done and my sleep dr said yep you don’t sleep. DUH!
        So I write and do a little art.
        I hope you find some relief with your sleep.
        I know what you mean about energy when you were younger! But it’s ok I limp and do and pretend I’m great. LOL


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