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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Morning pleasures

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. 
- E. B. White 

 'Morning' - W&N watercolour on DalerRowney 300gsm

It is SUCH a pleasure waking up to sunshine at 5am in the morning after months of darkness until about 6.30am. Getting up early is one of my long-standing habits and when my biological clock wakes me up at 4am on a cold winter's morning, still pitch black outside, it upsets my whole day because I can't carry my first cup of steamy coffee out onto the patio to greet the day. And early morning really is one of the great pleasures of the day, when only the birds are chatting to a still half-asleep world.



  1. I feel the same way. Over here the days are getting shorter now but I'm loving the fall temperatures! Lovely sketch!

    1. Thanks Haley. Also love Autumn with the cooler temps and lovely colours!

  2. Same story here....the best part of the day!! Love this post Maree!

  3. Hello Maree:) I'm more a night person! Love it when everybody is a sleep and I can hear the silence of the night:) Your painting is wonderful. You can catch the morning dawn on it:)

    1. Hi Renate! Thanks a lot, so glad you like this! I understand what you mean, I used to be a night person, but as one gets older, it seems you need less and less sleep! and because I'm awake so early in the morning, I've replaced my quiet night time with quiet morning time!


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