For me a break from writing happens when I am too preoccupied in office which does happen once in a while or I am traveling leaving little time to express my thoughts in a post! There are times I feel doing nothing is also doing something which many wise people call as ‘wasting time’! Every machine designed by human needs to take a rest for maintenance and upkeep, to add longevity! We humans are no different. There are times when the body and mind just need to switch off and enjoy the peace around. Staring at the sky to watch the migratory birds in a flight, hearing the cuckoo heralding the onset of mango season soon, or just listening to an old melody can be really soothing! The state is sublime and free from worries!
It is said that an empty mind is a devil’s workshop but then for most of us the state of emptiness is transitory and not long drawn. So the likelihood of devil manipulating it is remote! Ernest Hemingway said ’I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.’
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