#13 And now it’s time for…American Idle!

#13 And now it’s time for…American Idle!

WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.

We’re going to shift gears this week… specifically, we’re going to shift into idle. The mission is simple: To. Do. Nothing.

(photo by Marim)

But I don’t mean the squandering time kind of nothing; I mean the thoughtfully crafted and savored kind of nothing.

Like swinging quietly in a hammock; or sitting at your kitchen table with nothing in your hand but a cup of coffee; or even just sitting in your car for a few extra minutes before walking in the door at the end of the day. Anything that slows down your heart rate and your mind. I hesitated to give these examples for fear of setting you down a certain path; you’re the only one who knows exactly what kind of nothingness you need.

As you set out to do nothing this week, please keep in mind:

a) Your act of doing nothing must be expectation-free and agenda-free.

and

b) Please do nothing by Thursday 5 pm. (that sounds funny, doesn’t it)

I’m hoping you will share your experiences in the comment section both as a document of this “group non-activity” and as a way to inspire your fellow reader/neighbor.

Off we go…

amy

P.S. A big Big BIG thank you to Lisa Coughlin for creating and running the show (and tell) last week. I love what shook down here under her watch. She for sure gets a gold star!