Doing Nothing on New Year’s Eve

…Well, that’s not exactly true. Depending on what your definition of Nothing is (which, as this project keeps pointing out, is an ever-shifting and debatable matter).

I’ll actually be spending it with Quakers. And New Years day with Buddhists. Now these people know how to Do Nothing! (More on that in a future post).

For now, I wish to pass on some thoughts that were shared with me, while at the round-table discussion with DARE-DARE a few weeks ago. During my presentation I handed out blank cards and asked our guests to complete the following sentence:
“When I do nothing I ___________.”
“Quand je ne fais rien je ___________.”

Here are some of the responses:

do_nothing1

do_nothing2

do_nothing3

do_nothing4

do_nothing7

do_nothing10

do_nothing12

do_nothing17
do_nothing5

…And how about you?

…On that note, wishing one and all a peaceful and hope-filled 2017.
May you Do Nothing as often as you need, in whatever frame of mind you find yourself to be, with as much joy and kindness as you can offer to yourself.

Author: Victoria Stanton

Montreal-based performance artist, writer, and educator Victoria Stanton explores live action, human interaction, video, film, photography, and drawing.

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