Friday, January 05, 2007

It’s interesting to discover that the word “indolence” derives from the Latin “indolere”, meaning “not subject to stress”. I find this especially intriguing this morning because yesterday I spent three thoroughly indolent hours with my grandson -- hours when I felt utterly stress-free. While Noah and I were sitting on the floor playing with Noah’s Ark or a miniature parking garage or one of his other toys, not even a hurricane could have unnerved me. I was completely relaxed. During those idle hours, the most serious worry would have flowed through me like a harmless stream.

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