Fall Harvest Moon
Another late lesson. Or, perhaps better, a lesson only incompletely grasped, now more fully understood.
Learning, difficult learning, excites me and keeps me motivated. But. The brain only has so much patience for stuffing new things in before it tires, eyes glaze over and a slight headache develops. At least for me.
(Peasants harvesting crops, by Flemish artist Pieter Brueghel)
Over this growing season I’ve discovered that taking a work outside break, a work with my hands or my back break, releases the tension and I can come back to my work refreshed. I have also found that I enjoy the work outside much more when I understand its value in the total rhythm of my day. So there’s a virtuous circle here. Work hard at the desk, then get up and accomplish something manual garden work or changing light bulbs or organizing the garage.