Days of Calm
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Days of Calm

The Art of Doing Nothing

Stillness is harder than it looks

Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash

As a child, my go-to phrase was, “what are we going to do today?” My mom hated it.

“Nothing,” she would tell me weekend after weekend.

“I’m bored,” I often announced despite having a house full of toys and activities to keep me occupied. My parents met my declaration of boredom with a guilt-inducing lecture on the…

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