|Take time to appreciate nature|
|Thursday, 01 December 2011 08:00|
My family took a trip to San Francisco over the Thanksgiving weekend. My son had a art project to complete so we went to the Legion of Honor. Afterwards, we trekked over to Fort Point, at the foot of theGoldenGate Bridge.
This picture I took from the top of Fort Point. The massive steel girders and twisted cables stand there with great strength. The towerlooked like it was just floating on the water. The wind was howling and the surf was strong and swift. To be that close to the bridge was breathtaking.
Lately, I've been trying to make it a priority to sit and observe nature; to appreciate its breathtaking beauty and calmness. Ironically, it takes effort for me to just sit and do nothing. I'malways on the go. The stillness of the bridge motivates me to find a stillness in my body and mind, and to quiet my thoughts for a few minutes. I've learned to be more relaxed before going on stage. By doing this, I am more ''in the moment'' with my audience and my work becomes more authentic.
There's lots of beauty all around us. All we have to do is to take a few moments to observe and appreciate it. I hope we can all make time during the holidays to find the peace and calmness in our day. And to find joy in the world around us. And to share the joy with others. Happy Holidays.