This is the time of year that I call transient.
Tran·sient /ˈtran(t)SHənt/ adjective. Lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
For those of you down south (Ivor) it is summer winding down, beautiful colors and cool mornings and warm afternoons. For those a little more north (Darlene) most are waiting to hear birds singing and walk around in shorts.
But why is it transient?
Besides the obvious fact that life itself is transient, its more of an overall movement of uneasiness. A self-diagnosed A.D.D. or a feeling like you’re sitting on the stove, waiting for the burner to be turned on. You can’t sit still. You have no idea what you really want (or want to get rid of) but your mind is still running, running, running, getting ready for the next step.
This too shall pass, but what do we do while we’re percolating?
It’s not nice enough outside to start gardening. There are no craft fairs in the near future, nor vacations planned nor dinner dates with friends in the in the next few months.
How do we scratch that itch? Fill that empty pail?
Keep moving. Both physically and mentally.
There is no time like the present to do a little research on topics you’ve always had interest in. Learn something. Plan something.
There’s so much out there to explore!
You can go on virtual tours of museums like the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. or the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. You can research and travel through the galaxy at Nasa or mark out a tour route at Quilt Museums on Our Must-Visit List.
You can watch the history of King Henry VIII on You Tube or read up on the conqueror Charlemagne on the History Channel Website, or find a website to learn something at Newsweek.
I myself am currently on a King Henry VIII kick. The world and the man is fascinating. (Henry VIII: Man, Monarch, Monster on free Tubi)
All I’m saying is that this lull, this hush over the learning world, is only temporary. Being tired, sleepy, lazy, will pass.
In the meantime, go exploring. Don’t get stale! Check out the world! Don’t be afraid to learn something new.
Keep those synapses firing!
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Maybe we will run into each other at the virtual Louvre!
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I so agree with you on this point. I loved HeyGo as I felt I was travelling even when I wasn’t. But I just heard they are closing shop. Sad to hear. But there are other sites that will teach us things or take us to other places. Thanks for the shout-out. A nice surprise.