Been too long

It's been too long since I
painted without frustration - freely scattering colour and light and not obsessing over the details
took photographs of things that only my eye may notice
made music with abandon - or even touched my piano for a purpose other than dusting it
sewed something - anything!
took a long walk and breathed deeply
used my hands, their touch, their strength, to create from wood or clay
felt the earth under my fingernails as I planted seeds
sat and watched the sunset in silence
got up early simply to see the sun rise
had a long, leisurely meal with good friends
laughed out loud
felt every muscle in my body working hard at a task
wrote something other than my name