Thursday, July 10, 2008

Coloring the time away...

I have to say, I do love time away from reality. Now, I don't mean actually AWAY from reality like packing up and running away, but I mean mentally away. You know, doing those mindless things that keep you from loosing what little sanity you have left. Whether that time is spent sitting on the beach digging a hole with the heel of your foot, playing a game on the computer, reading a book that you don't have to pay attention to too many details or watching a movie, it is the simple fact that you NEED that time. It is easy to get engrossed in things and let all reality slip away. I like that feeling and there are days that I not only want, but I CRAVE that feeling. I find that I rarely take time for myself. My favorite thing to do to escape reality mentally is color. I know, a grown 32 year old woman that colors as her release is silly but its what I do. I will admit it... I have my own coloring books and crayons hidden in the house and I use them as often as I can. :) To me it is soothing. I put on my music and sit at the table or on the couch and color. I don't really know what it is about coloring that soothes me. Maybe it is the reminder of carefree childhood days that were spent with a box of crayons and a coloring book, maybe it is the idea of making something appear where there was nothing before, maybe it is all the colors, maybe it is the control that you have to make things just the way you want them. I don't know what it is, but I do know that I love it. And it calms me down. And it brings me to a place where I don't have to think. My mind can take a rest from all the craziness of life. I really think that everyone needs that time away from reality. I hope that you all indulge in your mindless activity as often as you can!! :)

With love from,
Chrissie in Happy Valley