A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.
There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
I begin and end each day lost in thought, although I think Hugo more aptly describes is as “absorbed in thought.”
The busyness of the day comes too quickly upon me. Sometimes I have no time to think, just do, do, do.
But to gather my thoughts at the beginning of each day, and run them through the sieve of scripture and Pascal and, this morning, William Law, I can’t tell you how much that helps.
The Croatian word for fast or quick is “brz”. I laughed when I saw it. It made me think of a bee — zip-zip-zipping from flower to flower.
But even the bees pause on each flower, taking time to gather.
Woman from The Art of Lounging by Cooper Edens
Rabbit from The Easter Egg Artists by Adrienne Adams (I’m pretty sure)
Not sure where the window is from