Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday's Nature Quote


As people complain more and more these days, attention spans are growing shorter, and we’ve begun living in attention blinks. More social than ever before, we’re spending less time alone with our thoughts, and even less relating to other animals and nature. Too often we’re missing in action, brain busy, working or playing indoors, while completely unaware of the world around us.
One solution is to spend a few minutes every day just paying close attention to some facet of nature.

10 comments:

  1. I don't think she's talking to me.  Wonder if everyone who reads this blog will think that?

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  2. I try!  I may not make it every day but at least 3 times a week!

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  3. I go outside everyday, if nothing else but to just walk around and see if everything is still the same.

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  4. "Attention blinks".. .love it! So true.

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  5. Love the "attention blinks" concept. It's so true!

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  6. I "see" something every day; sometimes by purpose, sometimes because its there, everywhere. I especially like to notice patterns, colors and textures.
    Was waiting on the Clackamas River bridge yesterday (bridge construction/repair) and a bald eagle was flying towards me, overhead and beyond. This week it was a mother Robin feeding her young in a tree outside church while we were  noticing animals (VBS), nutria in the pond taking a swim and the mallards "bottoms up".  It's happening, and one has to love it!

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  7. I dunno, Roxie. I've recently watched a couple of movies that I'd recalled enjoying years ago, and they seemed so S L O W. It was difficult to believe they'd once been big hits...Kinda scared to try rereading some favorite books...

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  8. A great quote Patricia -- and a book for my TBR list.  I read her book on the senses a long time ago (probably I still have it stored someplace)....

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  9. Hi Sallie!
    I think this one is just an essay (not a book that I know of). You can find it by clicking on the title after her name, above, or here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/are-we-living-in-sensory-overload-or-sensory-poverty/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120611

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  10. Excellent! b/c a few minutes a day will soon grow to an hour a day, so nourishing it is.

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