Why You Should Take The Rest of Today Off

by elizabeth | June 24th, 2010

This week, I’m preparing for the Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts, which I direct. To clear my head, I’ve been spending more and more time outside, just listening and observing.

I feel like a new person.

If I hadn’t been outside, I would have missed the gorgeous sunset on the Summer Solstice the other evening.

If I hadn’t been outside, I would have missed meeting an adorably exasperated 10-year-old boy who was dogsitting for a very hyper and friendly beagle. “I don’t know how I’ll last another two and a half hours,” he sighed.

If I hadn’t been outside, I would have missed watching bugs crawl through damp grass, and the salty smell of the evening air, and the graceful, meticulous details on an old Victorian home.

Slow down today. Go outside. Open your eyes.

One Response to “Why You Should Take The Rest of Today Off”

  1. marcie westphalen says:

    Thank you for reminding us of what is important.

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elizabeth! is a vocalist, trombonist, and songwriter working in NYC and Los Angeles. Originally from Vermont, she studied neuroscience at Harvard before moving to NYC to play, tour, and record with jazz musicians, indie rockers, pop stars and more. Her new album of original jazzy pop tunes was just released on Canopy Jazz!

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