Rhythm and balance.
Requisite for dancing. Desired for living life well.
My grandmother, Eveline Coates Hoskins, is my example. There was a rhythm to her life. And there was also balance.
Her day followed a pattern: Work. Rest/play. Work. Rest/play.
Work before play. But not work with no play.
The rhythm of her life was always andante – at a moderate tempo. I did not see her behave as I often do – frantically running around trying to catch up.
She rose and set each day at the same time. She served meals each day at the same time.
During the time I lived with my grandparents, Eveline was in her 50s. I feel certain she didn’t get to live with this much leisure as a young mother of six. Never the less – it is an example I always return to and wish to take as my own.
I’m still trying to get back to blogging after illness. It’s going much more slowly than I would like. I found that I have quite a few posts that I started once upon a time, but never finished. Like this one – started over two years ago. I’m sure I had more to add – perhaps I planned to write about the rhythm of Eveline’s week, or record my memories of how she spent her days. My intentions are long forgotten. I think I’ll go ahead a publish a few of these abandoned posts – more or less as they are. Maybe that will be just the spark I need.