a few thoughts on lingering…

Yesterday in my South End Studio NIA class, my friend and instructor Sabrina talked about lingering. She spoke about savoring moments…quiet, personal awareness, and being intentional about not letting those moments fade from memory (or sensation) too soon.

linger: to be slow in parting or in quitting something

This had resonance for me. I’ve thought a lot about lingering over the last 24 hours.

I find beauty and inspiration in so many realms all day, every day. I generally see this part of me as a gift. Sometimes, however, the frequency can feel more like a curse…perhaps lingering is the solution.

I want to linger in the face of…

awe

curiosity

memory

spark

wonder

delight

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers and the world is more and more.Tennyson

3 thoughts on “a few thoughts on lingering…

    • Lisa Lillibridge/Dakota 1966 – Growing up on the plains of South Dakota—I have an inherent longing for spaciousness. Since I was a child I've been a scavenger, drawn to exploring ruins, and talking to characters...all traits I still hold today. My artwork/photography often reflects these hardwired characteristics. I live in Vermont and spend a lot of time on Cape Cod...the beach has become the scavenging playground of my adulthood.
      Lisa Lillibridge/Dakota 1966 on said:

      Thank you Zen.

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