Beauty – “a wayside sacrament.”

6:01 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012.  Hello!  Good morning!  
It is the start of a new day.  The birds are noisy outside.  I’ve been up for an hour and love the peace of this time of day.  I’ve been writing, working on a story.  I actually have several that are playing around in my mind, so with pen to paper, I focus on getting the ideas out, even though they are random at this time.  Mantra: “Save all judgments for later.”   

I love it when I wake at 5 a.m. because that give me two hours of an uncluttered mind to work on my projects before rushing off .  Last week my sleep pattern was wake at 2:00 a.m., get up for an hour or more, go back to sleep and wake up very groggy headed.  The middle-of-the-night wake-ups are disrupting.   
How do your sleep patterns affect your creative flow?
Here’s a quote:

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful,
for beauty is God’s handwriting, a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower,
and thank God, for it is a cup of blessing.”
~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

LR Sketch of Birds and Iris


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative and she works in a variety of materials including pencils, paints, paper, porcelain and fabric. Her current projects involve hand-sewn bookbinding, children's book illustrating, and writing. In 2010, two of her paintings were published in the Saddleback College literary magazine, The Wall. In the past, she has received recognition for painting and doll making. Linda lives in California with her husband and family pet. Her new blog can be found Please visit often to see how the site develops. Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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6 Responses to Beauty – “a wayside sacrament.”

  1. marilynscottwaters says:

    “Save all judgments for later.” That is the creative’s best mantra! ❤

    • I agree! I look back on some of my art and wonder “what was I thinking of”. The inner critic can be too harsh, but my inner artist speaks loud, so I am always experimenting.

  2. catherine says:

    Sleep 8-10 hours a night=good flow 😉

  3. Morning is my favorite time of day. I love the feeling of a new day because there is room for so many possibilities. It makes beauty that much easier to find. 🙂

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