I have had a rough couple of days.  I am not telling you this because I want sympathy, because I don’t want it, nor do I need it.  I am just telling you this because I think we all get to a place in our busy lives when something just has to give.  I think if you don’t agree with this statement, you may be lying to yourself.  All this really translates to is…we need to seek quietness in our lives.  I personally enjoy going to my knees in prayer.  I think this is important to me, and if I am not willing to do it when I need to do it, don’t worry, because it will be just a matter of time before He drives me there.  In a nutshell, this is what happened to me this week.   I think weary hearts need a time of quietness to feel renewed.  Plants and flowers need to be dormant in order to bloom.  This is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of not being foolish.  I think of how differently Europeans live from us Americans (and if you are European, you will understand what I am about to say) .  Here are a couple of examples.  Germans take two hours a day for lunch in the middle of their work day (lunch being their largest meal) as well as a break for tea around 4pm or so.  They also expect you to tell the truth when they ask you things like, “How are you?”  If you ask a European this question, expect an HONEST answer.   You know what we all say, right?  “Fine, thanks”.  An automated response that we all say.  Have you ever really though about how often you ask people that and then how often do you really mean it?  Sometimes I think when you get so driven to get things accomplished you forget the importance of unselfishness, quietness and stillness.  I have decided that for the next week,  when I create art for his site, I am going to present it quietly.  Meaning, as an excersize for myself, I am going to leave out any commentary about my day and just let my work speak for me.  If anybody else wants to join me, go right ahead.  I need to unclutter my head to make sure my creativity doesn’t suffer.  I am looking forward to a time of renewal and revitilization.