You know, I’ve been reading The Art Assignment Tumblr for a few weeks now and I’ve yet to do one assignment. Maybe it’s because I leave the art making to my boyfriend who is an actual artist? That’s a lame excuse.
But this is the week, and I realize this is a reblog from my own blog yesterday. This week’s art assignment is The Quietest Place. And this photo is a moment from my quietest place at work yesterday.
I drive a van, and most times I’ve driving with someone, which means talking and radio. But yesterday was one of the few days I was on my own. The sun was finally out (here in Minnesota, it’s been a bitter bitch of a winter), and I was wearing sunglasses. I had a tiny tomato plant with me because I was going to meet my yoga teacher after work and it was a thank you gift for her for helping me grow over the course of yoga teacher training, and I had the little guy in the van with me, soaking in the sun all day because I couldn’t just let him stay the shade in my car all day.
I pulled over to eat my sandwich by a park, with my tomato seedling on the dashboard, and the last 10 minutes of my lunch break were spent in silent, resounding, clear-minded meditation. The kind of meditation that was short, but left me feeling so full.
My quietest place was in a sunny van in the middle of a busy delivery schedule on the side of the road.